Technical Sergeant E-6 (TSgt) Joshua Andrew Owens, age 36 of Italy and formerly of Troy, OH, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021 in Italy as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born February 24, 1985 in Troy, OH to James Owens, Sr of Bethlehem, GA and Sue Younce of Sioux Falls, SD.
Along with his parents, those left to cherish Joshua’s memory include his sons Aiden and Jude Owens of Belgium; brothers James Owens, Jr. (Cora) of Piqua, OH, Justin Owens (Stacy) of Covington, OH, and Nathan Hill of South Dakota; sister Erin Arwood of Tennessee; the mother of his children TSgt. A. Martinez of Belgium; nephew Oliver Owens; nieces Avrie and Harper Owens; other nieces and nephews, as well as numerous aunts and uncles; and all of his brothers and sisters from the military.
Joshua was a 2004 graduate of Troy High School and from there joined the US Air Force where he continued to serve his country. Joshua enjoyed riding his motorcycle and dirt biking. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt. More than anything, Joshua was a loyal family man and friend who would do anything for the ones he loved.
A funeral service will be held at 12 PM on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy with Pastor David Porath officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 AM-12 PM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Troy with full military honors.
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