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William 'Bill' Boyd Owens, 80, of Alexandria, LA died at 11:30 PM on Thursday, March 16, 2023, in his home. A Celebration of Life will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 2727 Jackson Street, Alexandria, Louisiana at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, with Dr. Ramonalynn Bethley officiating. Visitation will be held at 9:00 AM until the time of service in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home. Bill is survived by his wife and best friend of 54 years, Nancy Crowell Owens, four children, William Boyd Owens, Jr. and his wife Yvette deLaunay Owens, Nancy Owens Winstead and her husband Zebulon Marcus Winstead, Lee Crowell Owens and his wife Molly Einstein Owens, and Bobbie Luckett Owens, and five grandchildren William Boyd Owens, III, Adeline Anne Owens, Grace Elayne Winstead, Jackson Crowell Owens and James Lee Owens. Bill attended Pineville, LA public schools until 1958 when he was accepted to The Capital Page School in Washington D.C. While attending classes at the Library of Congress, he served as the US Senate Democratic Floorboy. This was a formative and enjoyable time in his life. Bill received a BA (1964) and a JD (1967) degree from LSU. He was a member of the Zeta Zeta chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Friars Club and served as President his senior year. He further obtained a L.L.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Temporarily interrupting his master's program, he served in the US Army at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bill Owens was the managing member of the law firm, Crowell and Owens LLC. During his lifetime he served on the Board of Directors of Alexandria Country Day School, The Coastal Club, Continental Life Insurance Co., Hibernia Bank (Alexandria Board), Kent House, LSU Foundation Board, Midway Airlines, and the Alexandria Rotary Club. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Alexandria. He considered himself among the most fortunate people in the world because he was adopted as an infant by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. O. B. Owens, he married the only lady that he truly loved, Nancy, and he shared innumerable special times with his children, their spouses and his grandchildren. Bill particularly cherished his many friends who he considered to be some of the true treasures of his life. Pallbearers honored to serve will be his grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the competent, attentive, and kind staff of Compassionate Care Hospice and Exceptional Home Care.