James Lynn Owen age 46 of Smithville, passed away Monday evening March 29, 2021 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. He was born October 18, 1974 to his parents, James Owen and the late Cheryl Phaup Owen. In addition to his mother, he was preceded by a sister, Jessica Owen. He attended the Johnson's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church as a child and worked as a handyman. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Owen of Smithville; 2 children, Christian Owen and Haylea Owen both of Smithville; father, James Owen of Smithville; sister, Ashley Owen of Smithville; nephew, Colton Owen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glen and Kathy Cannon of Rock Island; sister-in-law, Jackie Hildreth and brother-in-law, Jeremy (Melissa) Cannon of McMinnville. Graveside services and interment will be 3:30 PM Thursday, April 1, 2021 at DeKalb Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. There will not be any visitation or services at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the service at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in memory of James Lynn. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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