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Stewart Wayne Owens

Keokee, Va.-Stewart Wayne Owens, 66, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Holston Valley Medical Center.
He was raised in Big Stone Gap, Va., 1975 graduate of Powell Valley High School, and he had lived in Keokee since the late 1990’s. Stewart proudly served in the U. S. Army for two years. He was a coal miner with the Westmoreland Coal Co. and a member of the U.M.W.A. District #17, Local #1607. Stewart loved the outdoors and it was his safe haven. He enjoyed four-wheeling in the mountains and spending time with his horses and dogs.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Leon Owens.
Surviving are his children, Brian Owens, Johnson City, Tn., Sarah Ponxs (Dan), Des Moines, Ia., Adam Owens and Nathan Owens; several grandchildren, mother, Lillie Mae Owens, Big Stone Gap; siblings, Preston Owens (Becky), Big Stone Gap, Gail Stidham, East Stone Gap, Va., Jimmy Owens (Amy), Dandridge, Tn., Rex Lynn Owens, Big Stone Gap, John Owens (Julie), Denver, Co. and Nell McAfee, Big Stone Gap; and several nieces and nephews.
Stewart requested cremation.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Owens family.

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