Cletus Ray Owens, age 77, a New Castle resident, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born August 30, 1943 in Murrl, Kentucky, a son of Enock and Clara Wallace Owens.
He was a New Castle resident most of his life and was a graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. He was retired from Indiana Erectors after many years of service. He loved family activities, fishing, hunting – especially bow hunting, and was a former bowler.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Clark Owens; three children, James Owens, Sharon Owens, and Edna (Eric) Drydan; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Jones, Bobby Fannin, Andrew Johnson, Kevin Owens, Karen Owens, Karen Madden, and Ethan Conwell; several nieces, nephews and cousins; three sisters, Thelma, Edna and Barbara; two brothers, Jean and Duke Stearns.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Macer-Hall-Marcum & Moffitt Funeral Home, 2011 East Broad Street, New Castle, Indiana. Burial will follow at South Mound Cemetery, New Castle. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m., until service time at the funeral home. The funeral directors and staff are honored to serve the Owens family. On-line condolences may be expressed at