John Jackie Ownby, 75, a native of Cleveland, and a resident of Lauderdale County, in Florence, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
He was retired from Frito Lay Inc., and was a former member of the Florence (Ala.) Jaycees and Freemasons.
The visitation will be Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home in Florence, Ala., with the service beginning at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeffrey Beech. Interment will follow in Greenview Memorial Park.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ownby; parents, Orville and Lucille Ownby; and grandparents, John and Mary Etta Crawford.
He is survived by his sons: Terry Ownby of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Timothy Jack Ownby of Florence; daughter, Tammie Ownby of Florence; stepmother, Frankie Ownby of Cleveland; daughter-in-law, Laura Ownby; brother, Rick Ownby (Vickie) of Cleveland; sister, Joyce Ownby Kissel of Flintstone, Ga.; and grandchildren: Emily Ownby and Elizabeth Ownby of Muscle Shoals.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
An online guest book may be viewed at www.greenviewmemorial.com.