Jul 30, 2016


News from Old Main

We offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Henry Robert Owen IV, 57, of Gallatin, Tenn. Dr. Owen was a professor emeritus, having taught in the EIU Department of Biological Sciences for many years.

A Life Celebration is planned for 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Crestview Funeral Home, 1623 Highway 109N, Gallatin, with burial to follow in Crestview Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Sumner County, 16 Volunteer Dr., Hendersonville, TN 37075.

A full obituary, with video, can be found here.

Note: Dr. Owen's sister, Barbara Perkins, contacted EIU with the following information:

If colleagues and friends wish to have a memory or resolution read aloud at Tuesday's gathering, she welcomes these items to be emailed to her Perkins_family2@verizon.net.

Those planning to attend the services should email the family by Saturday or Sunday, as the family is providing a luncheon and they would like to give the caterer a head count that is as accurate as possible. If you are traveling, the family definitely would like to have you present at the luncheon. You can RSVP by email or by phone: Barbara Perkins 703-472-7295 (cell).

Posted: Jul 22, 2016

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