In Memoriam: Scot Owens, proud leader of Gas Workers 11-6

SCOT OWENS, past president of Gas Workers 11-6, waves at the crowd during a recent Labor Day parade. Brother Owens died Feb. 20. – Gas Workers 11-6 photo

Scot G. Owens, past president of Gas Workers 11-6, died Feb. 20. Brother Owens was a proud member of the union for 23 years.

Mark Boyle, Gas Workers 11-6 business manager, said Brother Owens had worked as a shop steward, served on the executive board and as president for 20 years during his time with the union. He said that Brother Owens had worked as a laborer before joining the gas workers.

“He was very bright and labor savvy,” Boyle said. “He had strong union roots, and his late father, Don Owens, had served as secretary-treasurer for the Missouri AFL-CIO. Scot was also very much a family man – family first and union family second.”

Pat White, president of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council, had worked alongside Brother Owens for years while at Gas Workers 11-6.

“There are a lot of people responsible for me being where I am today, and Scot is by far one of them,” White said. “He was a tremendous father, husband and union brother. He will be forever remembered as a great friend and brother.”

Brother Owens, who had served his country in the U.S. Navy, was the beloved husband of Barbi Owens (nee Phelan); dear father of Mary Grace, Lillian and Donald Scot Owens; dear son of Geraldine and the late Don Owens; and dear brother of Don (Susan), Mike (Lynn) and Kenny (Jules) Owens; dear brother-in-law of Grace (Sam) Mormino and Danny Phelan; and dear uncle, nephew, cousin and friend of many.

A funeral service was held Feb. 24 at Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home in Creve Coeur, followed by interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.



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