Bill left this world on September 4, 2017 to be with his Savior and be reunited with his wife Jan. He was born in Springfield, Missouri June 27, 1930 to Mary Helbig and Joseph Owen, he was the youngest of four children. Bill graduated from Burroughs High School in 1948 and attended apprentice school at N.O.T.S. (1948-51).
He served in the Korean War (1951-54) as a Sergeant with the 3rd Armored Cavalry