Owen is originally from Philadelphia, Miss., and currently resides in Maryville. He is a recently retired Commander of the Army National Guard. Owen is currently a member of Kiwanis and is involved with building a church for Cedar Point Church. Owen earned numerous Medals of Honor during his 20 years in the Army National Guard, including the American Defense Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. Owen enjoys art, musicals and outdoor sports.