Raymond Owle, 85, of Whittier, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Mark and Belva Smith Owle.
He was a former chairman of the 3200 Acre Tract Community Club. He was a member of Bethabara Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Rose, Emaline, Edna, Viola and Lula; brothers, Oscar, Ralph, Jarrett, Jack, Jake and Eugene; and his grandson, Jonathan.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen DeHart Owle; two daughters, Janet Combs, Belva Smith; son, James Owl; three grandchildren, Jennifer Smith, Jessica Owl and Darion Owl; three great grandchildren, Kaydon, Luke and Kiona; and his sister, Barbara King of Marietta, Ga.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Owle Family Cemetery. Rev. Mike Moore will officiate.
John:14 V 1-3: 1. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.