GREENVILLE — Patricia Gail McKinley Owens, 73, of Greenville, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on Aug. 22, 2020. She was born June 18, 1947, in Arcola, to O.D. “Buddy” McKinley and Martha E. McKinley.
She attended Hollandale High School, where she began playing varsity basketball in the eighth grade. She was selected for the state all-star basketball team four consecutive years. She graduated in 1965.
Gail had a love for helping people and found her passion in law. She began her career over 35 years ago, where she found her forever loving home at Dyer, Dyer, Jones and Daniels Law Firm in Greenville. Our family will be forever grateful for the love and support given by her work family through the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, O. D. “Buddy” McKinley and Martha E. McKinley Walters.
Gail is survived by her loving husband, Robert “Bobby” Owens, to whom she was married for 44 years; her son, Ken Oltremari (Nicole), of Huntersville, NC; her daughter, Melissa Wade (Jason), of Grace; and sons, Chris Owens (Roby) of Porterville, CA and Michael Owens (Nicole), of Clovis, CA. She is survived by a host of grandchildren, whom she absolutely adored. She is also survived by her brother, Gerald “Frank” McKinley (Gwen), of Warrensburg, MO; and sisters, Ann Yeager (James), of Rock Hill, SC, and Dean Dacus (Ray), of Brandon, MS.
Due to COVID-19, we will have a celebration of life at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Grace Airport, Grace.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.