Robert "Bobby" Owings

June 15, 1932 - February 8, 2018
Born in Shady Side, MD
Resided in Shady Side, MD


Robert Dixon Owings, “Bobby”, a lifelong resident of Shady Side, passed away after a brief illness on February 8, 2018. He was 85. Bobby was born on June 15, 1932 in Shady Side and was a graduate of Southern High School. He served in the US Navy from 1951-1955, serving in the Korean War. He was the owner of Preston Owings and Son, a carpet and tile business in Shady Side. Bobby enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and hunting. He was a member of the South River Club, Southern MD Society, and the VFW. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Lee Kidwell Owings, and his sons Robert Edward and James Christian. Surviving are his daughter Lisa Purner (David) of Churchton; brother Timothy Owings of Vermont; granddaughter Katie Elizabeth; and grandchildren Hunter Cole and Trevor James. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 14 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A., 905 Galesville Rd., Galesville, MD 20765. A Funeral Service will be on Thursday February 15 at 1:00pm at St. James Parish, 5757 Solomons Island Rd., Lothian, MD 20711. Interment to follow at the Quaker Burial Grounds. Donations are welcome to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122.



Hardesty Funeral Home-Galesville
905 Galesville Road
Galesville, MD US 20765
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. James Episcopal Church
5757 Solomons Island Road
Lothian, MD US 20711
Thursday, February 15, 2018
1:00 PM
Quaker Burial Grounds
Muddy Creek Rd and Galesville Rd
West River, MD 20778
Thursday, February 15, 2018


Hospice of the Chesapeake
90 Ritchie Hwy.
Pasadena, MD US 21122