David L. Owen
President of Owen Funeral Home-Jeffersontown
Owen Funeral Home-Dixie Highway Owner
Vice President of Highlands Family Owned Funeral Home

David grew up in the Audubon Park area and graduated from Durrett High School. He joined the family business in 1973 and became a licensed funeral director in 1976. In 1987 with the death of his father and the founder of the business, Bird S. Owen, David became President of Owen Funeral Homes. The Owen family, along with two other local families, also owns the Highlands Funeral Home. David has served as past President for Highlands.

When asked for his thoughts on funeral service, he says, "With the changing times in the Louisville Funeral Service, being family owned and operated is very demanding of everyone on our staff. But I am proud to be a part of the business that my dad began. Caring for each family with sincere service was my father's motto and that feeling lives on with the Owen Family today."

David is dedicated to this business and the Louisville community and feels the compelling responsibility to serve. He currently serves on the boards of or is a member of: Past President of Funeral Director Association of Kentucky; Past President of Fall Cities Funeral Directors Association; Past President for the Funeral Auto Company; Excelsior Masonic Lodge #258; Valley Masonic Lodge #511; Louisville Consistory - Scottish Rite; Past Potentate of Kosair Shrine Temple; Past President of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Louisville; Board Chair of Gilda's Club of Louisville, and a Board member of Kosair Charities, Ohio Valley Corvette Club, National Corvette Restoration Society and on the board of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.

David is married to Pamela (Hutchinson) Owen. His daughter Rachel Barr graduated from the University of Louisville and is a Funeral Director for the Owen Funeral Home. David is an avid golfer and an accomplished vocalist and musician. He has played with The Fanatics, a regional band since 1974 and he spent one year with The Wulfe Bros. He is currently singing with The Monarchs, www.themonarchs.com.

His other interests include late model car racing, and his hobby of riding Harley Davidson Motorcycles and traveling.