Frederick Alan 'Fred' Owens, age 53, of Fairfield Lane, Blowing Rock, passed away Saturday, March l5, 2014, at his home. Born March l8, l960 in Winston-Salem, he was a son of Spencer Dale and Geraldine Watson Owens.

Mr. Owens was a member of St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church. Fred received his Masters Degree in Business from ASU and owned National Amusements. His hobbies included operating his business, riding his motorcycle and flying planes. He was a social member of the VFW and the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, LeeAnn Joyce; four brothers, Steve Pegram and wife Debby, of Walkertown, Bill Owens and wife, Terryn of Lake Gaston, Jerry Pegram and wife, Angela, of Walkertown, and John Pegram and wife Debbie, of Belews Creek; two sisters, Marsha Owens Story and husband, Terry, of Blowing Rock, and Martha Westmoreland, of Winston-Salem; numerous nieces and nephews; his friend and business partner, Janel Pelletier; and his beloved pets L. B. and Randy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Louise Pegram Owens.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March l9, 2014, at 2 PM at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Rick Lawler. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 until 2 PM at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow at the Blue Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery located in Benge Gap near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The family respectfully requests no flowers, and suggests memorials to the Watauga Humane Society, PO Box 1835, Boone, NC 28607.

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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Owens family.

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