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“Please accept our condolences. It is our hope that you receive comfort and peace from God. (2 Cor. 1: 3&4) ”
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“Carolyn & Janet so sorry to hear the news of Michael's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Becky Justice - Marion, NC

“Kaye, I'm so sorry to here of Michael's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.-Susan Blizzard - Hickory, NC ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Susan Blizzard - Hickory, NC

“Michael we were great friends in high school we were the ones that sent McDowell high on its was it was so great to be a friend we and some others...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Terry Early - Old fort, NC

“Rest in Peace dear friend, Sincere Condolences to the Owenby family, ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: William Mace - Marion, NC

“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Lynn Davis Young - NC

“You are in my prayers love you ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Nita McCall - Charlotte, NC

“To the Owenby FamilyMay God who is giftor of all peace and understanding be with all of you today and in the coming days.Michelle Harris ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle Harris - Marion, NC

“Condolences to the family of Michael Owenby. Greg has kept us updated on his journey. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Betsy King - Edenton, NC

“We were so sorry to hear of Michael's passing!! Mrs. Peggy, Pastor Greg, Sonjia, Elijah & family we are praying that God will give you comfort &...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Janice Rhodes - Hertford, NC

“Rip my dear friend from high school. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Ginne McKinney Price - Marion, NC

Michael Glenn Owenby, age 63, of Hickory, and formerly of Marion, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 31, 2018, at home following a long battle with cancer.
Born March 18, 1955, in Rhode Island, he was a son of Peggy McKinney Owenby of Marion and the late Glenn Ervin Owenby.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving and supportive wife of 23 years Kaye McCall Owenby; his mother, Peggy Owenby; his son, Michael W. Owenby (Amber) and daughter Dana H. Bolick (Joey); his grandchildren, Kendall Bolick, Cutter Bolick, Karley Bolick, Kilie Owenby, Grey Owenby, and Jacob Bruce; his sisters, Carolyn Gross and Janet Ollis, both of Marion; and brother Gregory Owenby (Sonjia) of Edenton, NC;
Mike graduated from McDowell High School. He worked in the textile industry for many years at American Truetzchler before joining the IBEW Union 379 in Charlotte where he did subcontracting work at Google in Lenoir and later Apple. Mike loved woodworking and purchased a portable sawmill twenty years ago, milled his own lumber making furniture and other craft items the family will cherish and be carried down through the generations. He was a friend and mentor to many over the years. He will be greatly missed.
A funeral service will be held 7:00PM Friday August 3, 2018 at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church in Hickory. Pastor Bill Sturm will be officiating and Pastor Gregory Owenby will be assisting.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you consider making a memorial donation to Sandy Ridge Baptist Church at 3702 16th St. NE Hickory, NC 28601 or to Catawba Regional Hospice at 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory of Valdese is serving the Owenby family.