Glenn Stuart Owens

07/25/1960 - 12/13/2018


The life of Glenn Owens, 58, was taken in a tragic car accident in Stockton, CA on the afternoon of December 13, 2018. He is survived by his loving family, wife Crystal and their three sons Zachary (30), Mitchell (26) and Chase (13).

Glenn was born to Jack and Barbara (Wilber) Owens on July 25, 1960, in Gainesville, GA. He had three older brothers: Barry, Mark and Clay.

Most of his childhood was spent in the beautiful state of Virginia. In 1978 Glenn graduated from Thomas Dale High School in Chester, VA. As a member of the National Honor Society, Glenn was recognized for excellence in academics. He was also a talented athlete, playing basketball, football, baseball and swimming, and received the award for “Outstanding Athlete” in his senior year.

Continuing the stellar legacy of his father Jack and two of his three brothers Barry and Clay, Glenn attended The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. In conjunction with challenging academics Glenn was an active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, played various intramural sports and of course was an avid Yellow Jacket fan. He graduated from GA Tech in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering.

Glenn served in a number of Sales and Business Management roles primarily in the plastics and packaging industry. His employers included Westvaco, Mobil Chemical, Toray Plastics, Bryce Corporation and finally Enviroplex. After joining the company in July 2008 as General Manager, he was appointed President of Enviroplex six months later.

With his intelligence, unmatched charisma, resonant voice and strong work ethic, Glenn enjoyed a very successful career. While working for Mobil Chemical Corporation in San Francisco he met and wed his beloved wife Crystal of 30 years. In 1988 they were married in Saints Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco. The couple went on to buy their first home in Richardson, Texas and give birth to their first son Zak in Dallas. After several years Glenn took a new position at Toray Plastics in North Kingstown, Rhode Island where they were blessed with their second son Mitch.When an opportunity was presented for a promotion and a move back to Glenn’s beloved Virginia where his parents had still lived, the family moved south. They happened upon the breathtakingly beautiful golf course community of Stoneleigh in Round Hill. Crystal and Glenn chose a wooded lot and had a lovely family home built. For seven years they raised their boys, forged lifelong friendships, and were active in their son’s schools, sports, activities and church. They returned to Texas where they made their home in The Woodlands, just outside Houston. Destiny had another surprise in store! Their miracle baby boy was born Chase Elliott. After 20 years away from her childhood home of Northern CA, Crystal wanted to be near her extended family. Glenn granted her wish and started an entirely new career in the Sacramento/Stockton area.

While his deepest roots were in Virginia and Atlanta, Glenn had cherished family, friends and business associates throughout the country. The “Southern Gentleman” with a cerebral sense of humor made a lasting impression wherever he engaged with people.

He was a deep and thoughtful person, expressing his spirituality through nature. His love for the outdoors included hiking in Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, canoeing on the Russian River, playing golf at scenic courses and relaxing at the beach.

A few of Glenn’s favorite things were spending time laughing and playing games with his boys, a fine red wine, watching Georgia Tech football, shucking oysters at Hog Island, bowling and appreciating a wide variety of music.

Glenn is survived by his loving father and mentor Jack Owens of Pittsboro, NC, brother Barry Owens (wife Debbie) of Chapel Hill, NC and their children (Katie of Mableton, GA & Jack of New York, NY), brother Mark Owens (wife Michele) of Columbia, SC & sons (Byron, Derek, Nathan & Jeffrey), sister-in-law Laurie Owens (children Kimberly & Jacob). He is also missed by in-laws, nieces & nephews on Crystal’s side including her mother Edith Chapin (99 years young!)❤️