Wellington – Funeral service for SSGT Joe Rufus Owens, 90, USAF (Ret.) will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Bollinger will be officiating the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held in Post Oak Cemetery in Jacksonville with military honors. SSGT Owens passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018. He is survived by three nephews, Keith, Bryan and Tracy Owens; two nieces, Kay Caldwell and Robin Karnes; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and one sister-in-law, Patricia Owens Tolbert. SSGT Owens was a member of Post Oak Baptist Church in Jacksonville. He served his country, in the US Air Force, for 20 years, four months and 29 days, during WWII and the Korean War Era. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to a special caregiver, Eva Woods, for her continued support and care.