Billie Joe Owens, 70, of Wytheville, died on Friday, October 2, 2020. He was born in Bedford, VA on January 28, 1950 a son of the late Andie Hallin Owens and Irma Roberts Owens. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Bowyer Owens; children, Joseph Wayne Owens, Dana Marie Owens; and brother, Rev. Kenneth Owens. He was a truck driver and he proudly served his country in the United States Army, serving in Vietnam. Billie Joe is survived by his wife, Wanda Garland Owens; daughter, Angela Ashby; son, William Jackson, Jr.; sister, Jannie Owens Tolley and husband, Don; special friend, Jessie Loving; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and his dog, Princess. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Church of the Great Shepherd with Rev. Kenneth Lafon and Rev. Larry Cline officiating. Masks will be required.  Family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, at Church of the Great Shepherd. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.