Sept. 16, 2001 – Feb. 26, 2019

A celebration of the life of beloved Hunter Owens will be Friday, March 1 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hunter’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Colfax, with Father Louis Sklar serving as celebrant. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Colfax.

John “Hunter” Owens, born Sept. 16, 2001, to Rusty and Becky Owens, was born in Shreveport, left all of his family and friends Feb. 26, 2019, in Robeline.

Hunter was a fun, witty soul that loved adventure. He is a true country boy at heart. He dwelled in the outdoors and spent hours on end doing what he loved. From his livestock to endless fishing stories, Hunter got tickled swayed that country voice often.

As an only child, Hunter was his mom and dad’s pride and joy… although many heads butted, Hunter, instilled his dad’s values of work, family and friends. Becky instilled a big heart and how to be a kind soul. Hunter, like all boys, is a momma’s boy, and she cherished every muddy boot, footprint, and dirty britches washed.

Hunter was also very active and creative. He loved using his hands, whether building, playing with transformers, video games, fishing, showing cows, or hunting. Hunter was excited and pushed through every obstacle that he was faced with. Hunter loved and cherished each and every friend. Hunter loved Jesus Christ, he loved his sayings and scriptures and was not afraid to show his faith and love of God. As Hunter quoted in the eighth grade, “Life is too short to take things for granted; cherish every day like it is your last,” -Hunter Owens.

Hunter trusted God’s plan. Those left to trust God’s plan are his mom and dad, Rusty and Becky Owens; paternal grandmother, Madeline P. Owens; paternal great-grandfather, Reed Perilloux; Uncle Chip Perilloux; Aunt and Uncle Tommy and Eileen Gauthier; Billy and Cora Bell; Joe and Belinda Borland; Maternal Great Aunts, Pete and Judy Jaramillo, Norma Zamora, and Grace and Alfonzo Mercado, Soni Pena, Rose Stevens, and Jaime Garza; Maternal Uncle, Joel J. Garza.

He joins his grandfather George Ronald Owens Sr., great-grandmother Madeline Perilloux, maternal grandfather, John J. Garza and grandmother, Irene Garza.

In lieu of flowers or monetary donations, there will be a Fishing Scholarship in Honor of Hunter Owens.

Those honored to be pallbearers will be Mason Pitts, Jared Chesser, Weston Noe, Conner Collins, Walker Bell, Will Bell, and Nicholas Bell. Honorary pallbearers will be Wes Rollo, Tucker Roe, Steven Gay, and Lathan Lasyone and the Natchitoches Central Fishing Team.

Lectors during the Mass will be Tommy Gauthier and John Gauthier.



Wes Rollo, left, and Hunter Owens of Natchitoches Central High School take the lead on the first day of the 2018 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods on Kentucky Lake with 19 pounds, 11 ounces.