May 3, 1953 ~ May 19, 2019

Born in: Candler, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Charles Michael “Mike” Owen, 66, of Arden, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019.

A lifelong resident of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Charles William Owen and Lena Sue Field Owen. He was a machine operator at Borg Warner with 37 years service.

Mike is survived by his wife, Jane K. Morris Owen; daughter, Katie Hondros (John); two sisters, Carolyn Treadway (Jimmy) and Patricia Simmons; a niece, Breanne Nunley (Ben) and a nephew, Brandon Treadway.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm Thursday at West Asheville Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:30.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Memorial Service: May 23, 2019 2:30 pm

West Asheville Baptist Church
926 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


View current weather.


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Charles Michael "Mike" Owen's name.

Four Seasons Compassion For Life

571 S. Allen Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Photo Gallery


  1. Mike was a classmate of mine. He will surely be missed. Sending prayers to the family at this time.

  2. Jane
    I am sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I worked with him at Borg Warner for over 35 years. He will be greatly missed as you know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  3. Jane,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and the family in our prayers.

  4. I so sorry to here of my buddies passing lot of good times at Borg Warner praying for the family rip my friend

  5. Jane and Family

    Jane I am so very sorry to hear about Mike. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Mike was a great guy and good friend. He will truly be missed. I will always remember our talks. I think about him often and am saddened to hear about this ..

  6. Was he called Skip at Borg Warner? I worked there in 2000 running a machine as a temp and he looks familiar. Some of his coworkers called him Charles in their banter. We had a good crew that worked well together.

  7. Shocked and sad to hear about Mike passing. I worked with him for 36 years and was happy to call him a friend.
    Sorry for your loss.

  8. Sure will miss seeing Mike. One day we will meet again. God bless the Family

    Your Friend Richard ” Elvis ” Cole

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook