James Edward

James Edward "Ed" Owens

Monday, April 1st, 1946 - Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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James Edward "Ed" Owens, age 72, passed away in his home, on January 15th, 2019 in Mount Airy, Georgia after an extended illness.

Mr. Owens, know by family and friends as "Ed", was born in Charleston, West Virginia on April 1, 1946, to the late Alta Slack Myers. In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by his step father, Mack Myers.

He was a Navy veteran and long time resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ed was a successful real estate broker in the Tidewater Area for more than 40 years. He was an avid golfer and his favorite pastime was playing in the Blitz at Stumpy Lake Golf Course, where he was a member for over 30 years. Ed loved his family, golf, all things West Virginia, Tony's Hot Dogs, The Washington Redskins, the countless strays his wife Jenny saved and a good sense of humor, for which he was famous.

He is survived by his wife, Jenny of the home; daughter Stephanie Denmyer of Virginia Beach, Virginia; son James "Bubba" Owens of Virginia Beach, Virginia; step daughters, Remy Garofalo of Athens, Georgia and Holly Shipman of Mount Airy, North Carolina; sisters, Barbara Hively of Clendenin, West Virginia, Sue Yeauger of Cairo, West Virginia; brother, Mack Myers Jr. of Youngsbottom West Virginia; six grandchildren.

The family would like to express special thanks to Britt Dean of Pruitt Hospice.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Those wishing to express online condolences may do so by visiting

Habersham Crematory of Cornelia, Georgia (678/617-2210) is in charge of arrangements.
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Ted Marvin

Posted at 04:27pm
Ed was a long-time medical insurance & medicare client. My condolences to you Jenny on your loss, and please let me know if I
can do anything for you or your family..... Ted Marvin

Bill Weeks

Posted at 04:13pm
Ed was a long time friend and business partner to me and I was sad to hear of his passing and the loss to his family . May the Lord bless all in this time . Bill and Darleen Weeks

W. Courtney Dyer

Posted at 07:51am
One of Ed's other past times was boxing promoter. I remember Ed well promoting monthly boxing events at the Virginia Beach Civic Center, aka, the Dome. He'd often arrive in his gold Century 21 blazer. Ed provided the opportunity for many to experience great local fights. One very famous would be fighter also attended helping to build the ring. I worked at the Dome in the 70s and 80's, though I can't remember the exact dates of the fights. The cards were exciting and entertaining. I was about 10 years younger than Ed and I always felt like he took me under his wing. He was an inspiration, and I'm sure he'll be missed.
- Courtney Dyer
Virginia Beach Convention Center

Jane & Jim Reynolds

Posted at 09:52pm
You did good Ed!
Prayers for a Blessed Journey and many a "Hole in Ones"
God Bless

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