Robert Allen Owens, 83, employed with Hofheimer Shoe Company for 48 years is your source for free local news and information in Virginia Beach

Robert Allen Owens, age 83, died Nov. 10, 2016, at his home in Virginia Beach. He was born August 9, 1933, in the old Norfolk General Hospital.

He is survived by nephew, William E. Owens III, and wife, Sandy, and their children, Amy and Kevin; nephew, Gary G. Owens, and wife, Becky, and their children, Laurel and Kyle; his sister-in-law, Joyce Owens; and his beloved dog, Crystal.

He was a graduate of Maury High School (1951), the Norfolk Division of William & Mary (1954) and lived in this area all his life. He served in the Army for two years in Korea. He worked for the Hofheimer Shoe Company for 48 years. Bob served in many capacities at First Baptist Church of Norfolk and was a deacon for the church.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Norfolk, 312 Kempsville Rd, Norfolk, Va. 23502. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to First Baptist Church.

The family wishes to thank his faithful and helpful neighbors, Roy and Marilyn Wiley. They also wish to thank his many friends at First Baptist for their love and support. Condolences may be offered to the family at