Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

Joe Owen JOE MCQUARY OWEN passed away peacefully at home with his family into the arms of Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on Sept. 2, 2018, with burial at Oakland Memorial Cemetery in Terrell, TX. Joe worked in accounting & industrial engineering at the Mesquite plant. Joe was born on May 25, 1940, in Olney, TX to James & Stella Powell Owen who preceded him in death. Joe, a beloved and devoted husband, father, & grandfather, is survived by his wife, Gayle Owen, of Sunnyvale, TX, who he married in Aug. of 1965. He is also survived by his daughter, Kathy Owen Brown and husband, Chris, of Sunnyvale, and his daughter, Julie Owen Noordsy of Garland, TX, as well as by his two grandchildren, Teague Noordsy and Sloan Noordsy. He was so proud of his daughters and grandchildren who were the light and joy of his life. He is also survived by a special aunt, Winnie McMichael, & sister-in-law, Jan Richardson, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joe was preceded in death by his son, Paul Curtis Owen, and his brothers: Jim, Eddie and Burl Owen. Joe graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in accounting and business. He retired from Lucent Technologies after 36 years where he received recognition for implementation of several innovative programs. Previously, Joe had worked as a licensed funeral director and mortician in Terrell where he met his wife. Joe's faith in God and his family were the priorities in his life. Joe was active in First Baptist Church of Dallas and treasured his role as a Pastor's Prayer Partner. Joe was an ordained deacon and he was on multiple church committees throughout the years. Joe loved music and was in the church choir for many years. Most people remember Joe for his contagious smile and sweet spirit.