Phyllis “Gayle” Slate Owen, 69, of Pulaski, VA passed away peacefully Sunday night, November 15, 2020 in the Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center, Dublin. She was born in Pulaski on January 4, 1951 and was the daughter of the late Rex and Ida Belle Slate. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Smith Evan; brothers, Billy and Jerry Slate; a sister, Becky Slate Dehart; a brother-in-law, Rodney “Shep” Sheppard, a sister-in-law, Libby Taylor Slate and by a niece, Carrie Sue Slate. Ms. Owen was retired from New River Castings and a member of Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church.
She is survived by –
Granddaughter: Nicole and Isaac Bowman
Great Granddaughter: Aria Bowman
Brothers: Rusty and Sue Slate
Chuckie and Monica Slate
David Slate and Dianna Easterling
Ricky and Angie Slate
Sisters: Doris Sheppard
Barbara and Timmy Smith
Brother-in-law: Floyd Dehart
Her special fur-babies: Burt and Bella
A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 PM from the Hufford Cemetery in Pulaski, VA with Pastor Mike Ingo officiating.
The family is in the care of Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.