He was preceded in death by his father, Pernell Ownby; brother, Joshua Ownby; and grandfather, Wayne Gay.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Alex Ownby; daughter, Scarlett Ownby; a son expected Sept. 2; mother, Lora Gay, all of Tellico Plains; sister and brother-in-law, Brandi and Brian Cripe of Georgia; grandparents: Betty Gay of Tellico Plains, and Ray and Myrtle Ownby of Cleveland; great-grandmother, Mamie Sue Gay of Tellico Plains; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Towee Baptist Church with John Bryant officiating.
Interment will be in Witt Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Tellico Plains.