Robert Carey Owsley (Scoop)

February 23, 1928 ~ February 12, 2019 (age 90)


Funeral services for Mr. Robert (Scoop) Owsley will be 12:30pm Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home beginning at 11:00am until 12:30pm. Dr. Mike King will be officiating.

Mr. Owsley was a life-long resident of Opelika. He served his country in the Navy in World War II, and served in the Alabama National Guard for thirty-three years. Mr. Owsley was a member of First Baptist Church Opelika where he served as a deacon, and was best known for his Senior High Retreat Trips. Mr. Owsley worked for the O/A News covering the Opelika Bulldogs, and the Auburn Tigers, he was also an award winning photographer.

Mr. Owsley is preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 62 years Leverne Owsley; parents, Robert and Mattie Lou Owsley; sister, Lucille Daughtry; brother, Jack Owsley; sister, Catherine Owsley.

Mr. Owsley is survived by his daughters: Kathy (Bobby) Moates, and Donna (Nelson) Pipkins; grandchildren: Robin Moates, Patrick Moates, Ashley Moates, and Austin Pipkins; sisters: Margaret Davis, and Mary Jo Pfeiffer, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Red Cross or the USO.   

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