Obituary for Rebecca Watson Owen
Rebecca Watson Owen, 93, of 5636 Climax Road, Chatham, VA. died at her residence
Beckie was born May 9, 1924 in the Climax community of Pittsylvania County. She was the daughter of
Wiley I. Watson and Hattie Walker Watson. She graduated from Climax High School in 1942 and married Lenwood W. Owen on November 28, 1942.
She was a homemaker who loved sewing, crocheting, quilting, gardening, and most of all, cooking for her family. She was a lifelong member of New Bethel Church of the Brethren. She retired from Craddock Terry Shoe Corporation in Gretna, Virginia. She never retired from serving God, her family,
Survivors include two daughters; Betty O. Davidson and husband William of Chatham and Susan O.
Smith of the Climax community. She is also survived by her pride and joy, two grandsons, Jason S.
Davidson of Jacksonville, Florida and Anthony “Tony” L. Smith of Chatham. She is survived by
two sisters; Agnes W. Williams of Danville and Margaret W. Edwards (Wilbur) of Gretna. Beckie is survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews who were an important part of her life.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Terry L. Davidson;
six sisters, Myrtle W. Owen, Hazel W. Oakes, Gertrude W. Linthicum, Eva W. Ramsey, Mabel W.
Tomberlin, and Jane W. Nance; and five brothers, Denton Watson, Harold Watson, Rhoderic Watson, Wesley Watson, and Wiley Watson, Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at Scott Funeral Home on Thursday September 28, 2017 at 11:00 am.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Burial Park.
The family will receive friends at Scott Funeral Home on Wednesday September 27, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm and at other times at the homes of Betty and Susan.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Climax Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Ken Porzio, 1876 Cooksburg Road, Chatham, VA 24531. The family is so very grateful to Kim Adkins and Dawn Smith for the care of Mama and the family.
Scott Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Chatham is serving the Owen family. scottfuneralhomechatham.com.