Faces of Suicide

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Owens, Ronald Wayne
15 May 1966 - 13 May 2017
Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Our Remembrance
My father struggled with alcoholism since the death of his brother back in 1992. He tried many times to break the chains but he just could not do it, not even with my help. My dad was mentally sick from the trauma of losing his brother. But he had a good heart and he meant well. Dad had a long history of drug and alcohol use, and was all around just miserable being here on earth. He was poor, disabled, and had no way of changing things.

He enjoyed working on cars, he was a master mechanic. He also enjoyed listening to Hank Williams Jr and Sr.

On the morning of May 13th, 2017, in Tampa, Fl, Dad laid down for bed and overdosed on drugs. He did not wake back up. Dad always talked about God and how he just wanted to go home. He would frequently say "Lord, I'll be up there soon. I will see mom, dad, and Ricky soon."

Dad suffered numerous health issues so we never thought he meant he was leaving via suicide. I hope that wherever he went, he is at peace. We had him cremated. When then dug a hole on top of his father's grave and buried his ashes there, and we feel he would have liked that. Love you dad. I will see you on the flip side.

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