April 16, 1942 ~ October 24, 2018

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Hal Day Owens, 76, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 24, 2018.  He was born on April 16, 1942 in Indianapolis to the late James and Lillian Owens. Jr. Hal graduated from Swayzee High School in 1960.  He then continued his education at Capital University in Columbus, OH, where he received his Bachelors in Psychology, Speech, and Religion in 1967.

Hal spent most of his career working with Junior Achievement in Midland, MI and Owensboro, KY and with the State of Indiana:  Central State Hospital, The Division of Mental Health and Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, from which he retired as Assistant Superintendent in 2014.

Hal had a passion for life and loved being on the water.  Known for his big smile and contagious laugh, he will greatly be missed by everyone.

Hal was a loving Husband and Father. He always had the best stories to tell. Always knew how to have the best time. Loved to take his family and friends out on his boat. He loved to be in his boat (whether it was in the water or sitting in the driveway). He loved nature. He loved to go fishing with his son and/or friends. Loved to travel with his family. Loved to sit and look at the ocean with his wife. Loved to tell jokes.  Taking pictures was one of his passions. Always capturing the best moments in any situation. He truly did make any room better that he walked into. With his one of a kind laugh and friendly personality he always knew how to put a smile on your face.  He was a dog lover. He loved all animals but really loved his dogs Oreo, Lex, and Arthur. He loved golf and football (mainly the Colts). He loved to read and was very intelligent. He was very giving. Always made sure his family had everything he could give them. He could fix almost anything. Loved the holidays and spending quality time with his family. Loving, happy, helpful, smart, kind, adventurous, caring, loving, loving, loving are just a few words to describe him. He was the best father and husband.

Hal is survived by his wife of 37 years, Beverly (Sipes) Owens; Son, David Owens, Daughter, Stacy Owens; Brother Steve Owens (Elaine); Sister-In-laws Stella Abrams and Dianne Huestis (Ralph); Brother-In-Laws, Ed Sipes (Pam) and Eric Sipes (Kriste Schuler)

Nieces and nephews; Sean Owens, Liana Owens, Matt Abrams, Nathan Huestis, Nick Huestis, and Claire Sipes.

Services will be private.  Arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence.  There will be a celebration of his life at their home from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018, where friends and family are welcome to come and celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Junior Achievement Pioneers or Indiana School for the Blind, Recreation Fund, 7725 N. College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

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  1. I was so very sad to hear that Hal had passed. Hal was an amazing person to work with at School for the Blind. He made the workplace enjoyable. I am sorry for his family’s loss. Hal was definitely one of the good ones. God bless all of you.

  2. Half, may the peace and blessings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you and your family!

    Rest in Peace…..

    JA Colleague

  3. I just learned of Hal’s passing. I am deeply saddened to hear that the world has lost such a good person. My heart goes out to his family.

  4. I just learned of Hal’s passing. This saddens me as he was a Good man. I worked with him in Junior Achievement in Owensboro, KY from 190-1978 where he served as Executive Director. He did a great job and our advisors were all challenged by Hal to excel in our roles. It must have worked as when our JA kids went to regional and national competitions, they excelled. My deepest sympathies to Beverly and the family.

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