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Moses Ray Owen, 77, of Cedar Springs, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, with his wife Joyce by his side, on Friday, August 10, 2012. Ray was born November 6, 1934 in Pinckneyville, IL, the son of Thomas and Blanche (Vancel) Owen. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-60. He was a sprinkler fitter for Local #669 for 40 years, retiring in 1993. Ray’s brother-in-law, Howard Burns, led him to Christ in 1965, and he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cedar Springs. He enjoyed fishing (especially ice fishing), snowmobiling, playing basketball and table tennis, watching Tigers baseball, and spending time at his cabin. Ray spent time investing in his children, and now in his grandchildren. He loved playing inside and outside sports with them, attending their plays, recitals, and sporting events. Always, by his side, was his wife, Joyce (Kellogg), whom he married on October 18, 1956. Also surviving are his children, Cynthia (Mark) Schupp, Howard Owen, Mitchell Owen; grandchildren, Stephen, David, Luke, Isaac and Jenna Schupp, Chandler and Beck Owen; siblings, Thomas Owen, Noel“Doug” Owen and Barbara Keifer; sister-in-law, Marjorie (Phil) Cappella; brother-in-law, Duane Kellogg; special friends, Clarence and Nancy Hamilton; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings, Alfred Owen, Waldo Owen, Wilfred Owen, Dale Owen, William Mobley, Joseph Owen, Mary Andersen, and Dorothy Hopp; sister-in-law, Louise (Howard) Burns. The family received friends Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service was held on Tuesday at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, Cedar Springs. Pastors Jim Howard and Bert Boes officiating. Interment Algoma Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to United Indian Mission or the First Baptist Church (Cedar Springs) Missionary Fund.

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