Gordon B. Owen, 97, formerly of Glasford, Ill. and Vienna, Ill. died on December 8, 2013 in Lexington, KY.
Son of the late Lawrence and Stella (Vaughn) Owen, he was preceded in death by one son, James Gordon. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Georgia (Frenzel), sister Norma Downes, brother Robert Owen (Sonya), son Gerald Owen (Linda), and daughter Betty Barker (Jayson), grandchildren Rick, Lisa, Dawn and Jamie, numerous great grandchildren as well as great-great grandchildren.
Gordon graduated from Vienna High School. He was a WWII Navy combat veteran and witnessed the signing of the peace treaty between the Japanese and allies while stationed on the USS Missouri.
Having retired after working 40 years at Hiram Walker and Son, he moved to the state of Wyoming and spent time leading hunting parties into the Rocky Mountains on horseback. He was devoted to family and friends.
A family memorial service will be held in Southern Illinois at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Center, 360 W Loudon Street, Lexington KY 40508.