Celebrating the life of Daral Owens
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Brother Daral B. Owens, 51 of Newbern, Alabama passed away peacefully on May 15, 2014 in Brooksville, FL at his sister's home after a courageous battle with cancer. Daral was born February 18, 1963 in Brooksville, FL to the late Mary Ella Johnson and Curley Owens, Sr. He was their yougest child and affectionately known by his mom as "Boo". Daral graduated from Hernando High School in 1982. He was a standout athlete and nown for his exceptional quarterback skills. He had the privilege of playing with one of the most unforgettable teams in the school's football history. Daral also briefly attended Bethune Cookman University formerly known as Bethune Cookman College.
Daral also worked several years at Southwest Florida Water Management. Daral's travel took him to several places, and each travel took him near family. Daral loved his family and was not afraid to express his love to them. With God's guidance and many angels, Daral's final request was granted.
Daral is survived by his estranged wife: Velvet Owens of Brooksville, FL; Children: Tiffany Owens-Brown (Joseph) of Spring Hill, FL, Brittany Owens of Brooksville, FL, Daral B. Owens, Jr. (deceased), Audrey Ford of Fort Wayne, IN; Grandchildren: Ja'mia Owens & Joseph Brown, both of Spring Hill, FL, Rashard Russell of Woodbridge, VA, Elliana Brown of Spring Hill, FL,Gabriel Owens of Woodbridge, VA, Joenesha Brown of Spring Hill, FL, Jeremiah Brown, J'Kai Brown and Josiah (Shorty)Brown, all of Spring Hill, FL; Sisters: Alpha Mae (Tommy) Hughes of Brooksville, FL, Joyce Bailey of Gainesville, FL, Detrice Owens-Redding (Eugene) of Brooksville, FL, Angela Owens of St. Petersburg, FL and Tamesha Owens of Spring Hill, FL; Brothers: Herman Freemon of Bowling Brook, IL, Jerome Freemon of Uniontown, AL, Larry (Michelle) of Fort Wayne, IN, Charles Owens of Fort Wayne, IN, Antonio Alston of Kissimmee, FL, Dennis Cox of Midway, AL, Dale (Loretta) Robinson of Spring Hill, FL, Terry Owens (deceased), Curley Owens, Jr. and Anthony Owens, both of Brooksville, FL and Tommy Lee Owens of Spring Hill, FL; Aunts: Ida Madison of New York, NY, Minnie Benjamin of Fort Wayne, IN, Gertrude Smith of Penix, AL, Rev. Mable Owens-Reid of Cleveland, OH, Alpha Mae (Alex) Cofield of Phenix, AL, Lillie Mosley of Mobile, AL and Attie Ellison of Midway, FL, Pastor Lousie Aron of Bushnell, FL; Uncles:Rufus Williams of Uniontown, AL, Eugene Williams of Ft. Wayne, IN, Archie (Emma) Williams of Ft. Wayne, IN, David (Laverne) Williams of St. Louis, Missouri, and Johnnie Owens of Tuskegee, AL; Stepchildren: Jenna Scrivens, Tiffany Scrivens, Phillip Hopkins, LaMark (Misty) Hopkins, LaKetta Lee and George Hopkins, all of Brooksville, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Viewing: Friday, May 23, 2014 ~ 5pm - 7pm ~ Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church ~ 600 Wood Drive ~ Brooksville, FL 34601
Services: Saturday, May 24, 2014 ~ 11:00 a.m. ~ Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church ~ 600 Wood Drive ~ Brooksville, FL 34601 ~ Rev. Vinson Parnell, Pastor
Interment: Brooksville Cemetery ~ Brooksville, FL