Barry Carter Owens, 72 of Quitman passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born January 18, 1950 in Haysi, Virginia to the late Garmon & Lucy Deel Owens. He was of the Baptist Faith and had retired as a truck driver. Barry loved riding on his motorcycle and in 1997 he became a member of the GA Gold Wing Road Riders Association. For about 25 years, he was the chapter director for Chapter O in Tifton. Barry was the state assistant director for GWRRA for the state of Georgia for 8 years. He was also an education instructor for the State of Georgia, and he always promoted safety.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Dixon Owens of Quitman; stepbrothers, Greg Ellerbee of Atlanta, and Al Ellerbee of Ashburn; several nieces & nephews from Brunswick, Texas, and Tampa, FL. Barry was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnny Lee Owens, and Mark Owens; and his stepfather, T. B. Ellerbee.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Maxwell – Purvis Funeral Home with Rev. Arnold Hodum officiating. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery in Moultrie. The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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