Charles Earnest Owen



Charles “Charlie” Owen, 74, of Salisbury passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2017 at his residence.

Charlie was born August 29, 1943 the son of the late Samuel Cayce Owen and the late Mary Shuping Owen. He graduated from West Rowan High School in 1961 and from Rowan Tech.(RCCC) with a degree in criminal justice. Charlie was a former deputy for Rowan County Sheriffs Dept., worked at Fiber Industries and retired from the V.A. Hospital in the maintenance dept. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and they could always come to him for advice about anything in their life. He enjoyed helping anyone with what ever their problem may be.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Roberta Nail, grandson, Hunter Schenk, and step-son, Sean Noseworthy.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife; Mary A, Owen, daughters; Susan Smith (Bob), Kelly Smith, Jennifer Shoe (Scott), step-son, Adam Noseworthy, brother, Samuel Cayce Owen (Linda), grandchildren, Lauren, Alex, Alyssa, Tory, Taylor, Josh, Emma Grace, Blaze, Brandy, Kayla and Raegan great-grandchildren, Coralie, Madison and Chloe, nieces,Cayce Beth, Alisha and Miriam, nephew, David and other family members.

The family will hold a Celebration of his Life Service Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the family residence with the Rev. Carroll Robertson officiating.

Memorials can be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 355 E. Ridge Road, Salisbury, NC 28144 or the Rowan County Sheriffs Association, P.O. Box 20049, Raleigh, NC 27619-0049.