Official Obituary of

Estil Owens

June 9, 1940 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Estil Owens Obituary

Husband to Betty Owens; Father to Mike (Carrie) Owens, Steve Owens, Vicki (Tom) Golinar; Grandfather to David, Samuel (Mary), Erik, Leah, Ryan, and Matthew; Great Grandfather to Henry, Ellie and Charlie

Estil was born and raised in Rockcastle County, KY.  He graduated from Brodhead High School in 1959 and attended Eastern Kentucky University, studing Civil Engineering. Estil attended First Baptist Church of Greenhills until he was unable to do so. 

In 1963, Estil enlisted in the US Army and was stationed at Fort Knox, KY.  He obtained the rank of Sergeant before his Honorable Discharge in 1969. 

Estil owned and operated Glendale Marathon until it closed and started Estil's Towing Service—offering towing, and light repairs until 2008 when he retired.  He was a car enthusiast, and collected model cars and trucks. He loved spending time with friends over coffee and doughnuts, going to family gatherings, cooking on his grill, and engaging in long and detailed stories. Estil found humor in many things and laughed easily and often. He loved to drive, and would stop at interesting attractions along the way. Estil, Betty, and family enjoyed many trips to the beach, but Estil rarely got in the water, instead just enjoying the sun, sounds, and sea breeze. He enjoyed eating out and could eat shrimp (or breakfast) for every meal.

Estil loved all animals (except birds) with a special love for dogs. His black poodle, Charlie, may well have been his favorite child.

His greatest joy came from being a square dance caller for the Village Squares which he helped found in 1989, and called for 30 years. Estil's fondest memories were attending Square Dance Conventions, calling and dancing with his friends. Estil and Betty were the Southwestern Ohio Federation Honor Couple in 1995. Estil was honored as a Kentucky Colonel in 2016 for his outstanding community service.

Estil will be remembered for his hard-work ethic, being a loyal and loving husband, father, and friend, his generosity, and his outstanding character.  He was a kind and gentle man.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 10am-12pm at Paul R. Young Funeral Home- Mt. healthy (7345 Hamilton Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 45231). The funeral service will immediately follow.

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February 15, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Paul R. Young Funeral Home (Mt. Healthy)
7345 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Funeral Service
February 15, 2024

12:00 PM
Paul R. Young Funeral Home (Mt. Healthy)
7345 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45231


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