Joseph Wilson Owney Jr.

Published 8:11 pm Thursday, February 12, 2015

Joseph Wilson “Buddy” Owney, Jr., 75, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Sentara Obici Hospital. He retired as the owner of Suffolk Refrigeration after working there for more than 30 years and was a member of the Suffolk Moose Lodge. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Wilson Owney Sr., and Virginia Giles Owney, and a brother-in-law, Joe Perkins.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Josephine Ploch Owney; sisters, Carolyn Carr and husband, George, Phyllis Perkins and Brenda Edwards and husband, Danny; nephews, Randy Carr and wife, Frankie, Jimmy Watson and wife, Jiali, Shane Joyner and wife, Chong; nieces, Heidi Pittman and husband, Michael and Stacey Billups and husband, Jay; great-nephews, Clifton Carr and wife, Casey, Christopher Pittman and Jayton Billups; great-nieces, Tiffany Carr and Brooklyn Carr; great-great-nephew, Aiden Wescot, and great-great-niece, Olivia Carr.

The family will receive friends tonight, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 11414 General Mahone Highway, Wakefield, VA 23888 from 6 to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at the funeral home. Entombment at Nansemond-Suffolk Cemetery will be private. Condolences may be posted at

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