Denford Owens

Born on August 26, 1953

Departed on December 26, 2020 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Denford Lynn Owens, loving husband, father, and grandfather, left to be with Jesus on Saturday, December 26th, 2020 at the age of 67.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Novella Owens. Survivors include his wife of 47 years – Vicky Owens; their two children – Christian and Adam; four grandchildren – Laura, Carter, Jaime and Raylynn, as well as nine siblings – Katherine, Linda, Carolyn, Gene, Raymond, Barbara, Riley, Alma and Jerry Wayne.

Denford was born the tenth of eleven children in Moulton, Alabama on August 26, 1953. While attending Freed-Hardeman College pursuing a degree in Bible, Denford met the love of his life Vicky Lynn Sherrod. The two were married soon thereafter. In 1974, the two began the journey of parenthood raising their two sons, Christian and Adam, who came only fifty-one weeks a part. During the early years of his career and marriage, Denford served as a Chaplain’s assistant in the United States Navy. After his time of service, Denford put his hands to carpentry, locksmithing, and security work. The family called many places home but eventually settled in Tennessee. Wherever he was, Denford’s love of Alabama football games and Dub’s Burgers never waned. In his free time, Denford enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, reading Louis L’Amour novels, studying Bible resources and commentaries, squirrel and rabbit hunting, and watching Clint Eastwood movies. His kindness, humor, and loving nature will be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing him well.

A service will be held at West Harpeth Funeral Home & Crematory at 3PM on Saturday, Jan 2nd. Arrangements by West Harpeth Funeral Home & Crematory, 6962 Charlotte Pike (615) 352-9400.

12 Comments to Denford Owens

  1. Jennifer & Nicky Duck says:

    We met Denford & Vicky back SC. When our husbands in the Navy. Met at the church of Christ. In Summerville SC years ago. Denford loving man & always made Laugh. With his crazy jokes We all miss him. We been friends for long time.

  2. Linda and Pete Vongboupha says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories help get you through such a hard time. Sending you love.

  3. Chris and Marlene Miller says:

    Chris, Emily and I were very sorry to hear of your loss. Denford was fun loving, caring and loved every one. He liked to tease and had a keen sense of humor. He had an impact on the lives of many. He will live on in the memories of the fun times we had with him.

  4. John and Carolyn parker says:

    Carolyn and John Parker Vicky we are so sad for your families loss. We loved the picture of Denford what a ride you two have had.We pray that the Savior will hold you in his arms and give you his love and peace at this time and always., Love, the Parkers❤️❤️❤️

  5. Mary says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying the God of all comfort helps you at this difficult time.
    (2Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus told us to pray for God’s Kingdom because the Bible promises it will end tears pain and death. (Revelation 21:4,5 & Daniel 2:44).

  6. Sandi Solomon says:

    Ms Vicky,
    Keeping you in my prayers to Father God in heaven.
    May you find comfort knowing God always takes care of his children.

  7. Tammy Sherrod Ransleben says:

    As I sit here and reminisce,
    I remember a young man long ago,
    Long and lean with a smile too big,
    A fact he seemed not to know;

    He won the heart of my sister,
    And promptly stole her away,
    But in turn we were blessed with two sons,
    Jewels in his crown, even today;

    His ears stuck out like his humor,
    Neither of which I could “get”,
    But one day I looked up & saw him clear,
    And everything just seemed to fit;

    I started to see the Soul inside,
    The one who could not be contained,
    Intelligent, happy and silly,
    A song with an extra refrain;

    I’m thankful God blessed us with you Denford,
    And yes, I’m kind of saying that out loud,
    I know you’ll be found in heaven above,
    Cause you still stick out in a crowd 😀


  8. Barbara Newman says:

    My sincere condolences…I’m sorry for your loss and praying for your family’s peace and comfort. I will always remember Mr. Owens as a beautiful neighbor and a gentle giant.

  9. Mary Lou Corbitt says:

    Vicky, i am lifting your family in prayer. I ask God to comfort you and the reat of the family. 47 years what a wonderful life of memories.

  10. Rachel Farr says:

    Pray for you and your family during this time. May God give y’all peace and comfort.

  11. Calvo’s says:

    Dear Vicky and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss! May you always remember the good times as he watches over all of you. May God embrace you all during this difficult time.

    Good Bless you all!

    The Calvo’s

  12. The Lashley family says:

    Dear Vicky and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We loved Denford and his great sense of humor. All of you are in our prayers. He will be sorely missed.
    May God continue to bless you and your family and grant you peace.

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