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Richard Owen

Richard Owen

Veterans Funeral Care Richard Owen

Richard "Rick" B. Owen, 57, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at Bay Pines VA Health Care System under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.

Rick moved here from his native Chicago, IL in 1959. A graduate of St. Petersburg High School, he entered the US Marine Corps at the age of 18. He served during the Vietnam War. He worked as a independent cab driver and retired from Suncoast Oil Company after 7 years. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg.

Survivors include his son, Curt Karkheck of Redford, MI; his two brothers, Randy and Geoffrey; and sister, Sarah Owen, all of St. Petersburg; and two granddaughters, Gabrielle and Anna.

Arrangements by Veterans Funeral Care.

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  • Pat Lamb says:

    Sorry for your loss. Pat

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  • Randy Owen says:

    Will always love you brother!

    Thank you for your prayers, the family can be reached at 727-329-6130. We are planning a wake soon. Call for information.


  • Betty Kramer says:

    It is comforting to me knowing that the VA Baypines provided Rick with all that he needed living his last days. Rick was kept pain free, comfortable, Rick always had company so that he was not alone,and Hospice even provide a few fishing poles and a lb of squid bait that Rick enjoyed cutting up for us when we went fishing. That fishing night,God displayed a beautiful welcome heat lightening show in the skies for Rick to enjoy,a special welcome for Rick, with a beautiful cool salty breeze. A very nice welcome home I would say. It is comforting knowing, a few days later, Rick just went to sleep and went to heaven, peacefully, quietly. I shall always remember Rick, simply and with dignity preparing for his journey….And as Rick prepared for his,we enjoyed “the l-o-n-g walk home” too. It struck me as so very appropriate, the painted words on the wall just above and just below the painted rainbow with the path and patient footprints, The words: “Together We Walk” One Step At A Time” That was just across from Rick’s room. Now his footprint is on that path. And that is how we journey in life and in death. Geoff said it best, “No more forced marches Rick, no more forced marches,take a rest now. Rick, Thank you for serving our Country, protecting us, protecting The United States of America. Rest in Peace Rick Owen. Prayers of love and comfort to your Family and Friends.


  • Joanna says:

    I don’t think ihave met you . But i do hear about all the good things you have done for this country. Thank you and god be with you. God bless all the family and friends.

  • Anne says:

    May heavens angels guide you on threw to the path of self cleanliness and spiritual rightiousness… If anyone stop you dead in your tracks may your head be held and said no different. I for go a life of dreams. But you. YOU have made the world a peacful place as forever it should be . I pray for you and all your loss as only if it were for me. I bend to thee and spread my hands for a hug is still waiting apon your visit , but only in my dreams, should I see you. I can only hope to wait.

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