Samuel James Owens

Snow Hill – Samuel James Owens, 74, of Snow Hill passed away suddenly on Friday May 27, 2022. Sam was born in Nassawadox, Virginia, the son of the late Joshua Owens and Dorothy Baker Owens. Sam was raised by his grandparents Theodore & Lottie Baker in Denton, Maryland.

Sam is survived by his wife Teresa, son  Darrin “Clay” Owens, Easton, brother Wayne Owens (Josafina) Denton, and step son Bill Rutter (Candace), Salisbury. Also surviving are his grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers in law Wendell Riggin, Eden, Joey Riggin (Kathy) Eden and Raymond Riggin (Teresa) Snow Hill. There are also many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, Sam was preceded in death by his step-daughter Faith Ann Bailiff, step-son J. K. Rider and step-daughter Jaime Gladding, brothers-in-law Russell Wodkins and Robert Pasquith.

Sam began his career as a millwright/welder at a very young age and traveled to many areas in the United States erecting and maintaining grain mills and continued in commercial construction. After retiring from Evans Builders in Salisbury Sam opened a produce stand in Snow Hill and continued until the day he passed away.

There will be a graveside service on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the Olivet Christian Cemetery on Meadow Bridge Road. Bonnie Stone will officiate.

2 comments to Samuel James Owens

  • Deb

    So shocked and saddened to read of this tonight . My daughter and I have enjoyed stopping to your produce stand after work/school for many years . You and your wife were always so welcoming and kind.
    You will be missed! Prayers for your wife and family .

  • Fred, Colleen and Ezra

    We are so sad to hear of Sam’s passing. We have been loyal customers of your fruit stand for years. Please know that you are in our prayers. He will be missed.

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