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William Harrison Owen, 94, of Williamsburg

William Harrison Owen (Nelsen Williamsburg)

William Harrison “Bill” Owen, 94, of Williamsburg, passed away on February 3, 2023. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Marian “Peggy” Miller Owen.

Bill will be missed by his daughter, Betty Brittain (Paul); son, Perry Owen (Vicki); grandsons, Steven Owen (Shannon), Carl Owen (Alisa), Hunter Brittain, and Taylor Brittain.

After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Bill spent 30 years working at Fort Eustis as a civil service electrician. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, as well as the mountains. He also enjoyed gardening, and had quite the green thumb. Above all else, Bill loved helping others, and his kind ways affected every life he touched.

Graveside services will take place at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 8, at Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. Condolences may be shared at

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