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David Scott Owen

February 20, 1953 — February 19, 2023

Amarillo

David Scott Owen or “Scott” as he was known to most people but as “Skully” to his family, did things his usual way, on his own terms, and on February 19, 2023, he decided he was going to celebrate his birthday with Jesus in heaven this year.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on March 9, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Rev. Will Esler and Rev. Joan Gains of Covenant Presbyterian Church will officiate.

Scott was born on February 20, 1953 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to his parents Willard Reeves and Laura Lee Plummer Owen.  He graduated from New London High School, New London, Iowa but was raised in and around the Kansas City area, thus becoming a huge fan of all things Kansas City especially the Royals, Chiefs, and for those who remember the Kansas City A’s.

Scott attended Metro Barber School in Amarillo.  He thoroughly loved doing hair and that is in fact how he met the love of his life, the beautiful Candace Jane Stokes.  He had the opportunity to cut and style Candace’s hair. Throughout their initial appointment he felt the need to ask her out, but not wanting to be too forward he didn’t.  He hoped and prayed that she would call him again for a trim and when that call came, he did not waste a second before asking her out.  They were married January 26 th 1980 at the First United Methodist Church in Snyder, Texas.

Scott’s health had always been somewhat of a concern.  Developing carpal tunnel cut short his Barber career.  He then briefly went to work for Halliburton Services as a Machinist until the plant closed.  He had already started to have heart problems so Scott and Candace decided the best thing for him to do would become a stay-at-home dad for their daughter Hannah who blessed them with her presence twelve years after their marriage.  Scott was the epitome of the home room ‘mom” he attended every school function and sporting event that Hannah was involved in.  He was an ever-present father in Hannah’s life.  Scott also was extremely devoted to caring for Candace.  She worked full time outside the home and he cooked, cleaned, and maintained the household so that when Candace came home, she could relax and enjoy their time together.

Scott could be described as laid back, easy spirited and well, if you will a little bit “hippy-ish.” He loved listening to the sounds of The Moody Blues, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Kansas, Led Zeppelin, Toto, Journey, and Redbone just to name a few.  He had a smile that would light up the room and he was always visiting and making friends wherever he went.  He could converse and debate with the best of them!  He loved soccer, both the Premier English League, the MLS and any team that Hannah was playing for!  He also enjoyed collecting coins.

Scott not only was devoted to being the best husband and father he could be, he also served as a Deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  He gave his heart to those he loved.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and his mother and father-in Law.

Scott is survived by his wife Candace; his daughter, Hannah Paige; his brothers, Mark Owen, Dan Owen and wife Annette; Joe Owen; his aunt Rosemary Kline; and by a grandson he adored, Reeves Paige.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Westminster Presbyterian Church

2525 Wimberly Road, Amarillo, TX 79109

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