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Honor Mission
SGT Cecil Raborn Owens, Veteran
USA – Korea
Morrilton, Arkansas – 12-07-19


The family of Cecil Raborn Owens, 86 cordially invited the Patriot Guard Riders to Honor their Hero. SGT Owens proudly served our country in the Korean war with the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 82 Airborne Division. This decorated soldier’s Medals include the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal w/Valor. He was Honorably Discharged March 2, 1953. Mr. Owens retired from the California State Department of Water Resources and was active in community affairs. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, one son, three stepchildren, 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one sister.

Staging Time: 09:00 AM

Harris Funeral Home
1325 N. Oak St (Hwy 95)
Morrilton, Arkansas 72110

Ride Captain:

Jerry “DeadEye” Ashby

Special Instructions:

BRIEFING: 9:15 AM. Required for safe participation in the escort.
FLAG LINE: 9:30 – 10:00 AM
ESCORT: 1:00 PM. to McGhee Cemetery, 1420 Hwy 10, Adona Arkansas 72001.
INTERMENT: 1:30 PM with Military Honors, a Patriot Guard Flag Line and presentation.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Jerry Ashby
Position: Arkansas State Captain

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December 7, 2019
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  1. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Cecil Owens. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring you renewed strength in the days to come. Thank you for your service to our Country, and your dedication to protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. Rest in Peace.

    Joe Maglie, TSgt, USAF (Ret)
    PGR Nat’l Staff/AR Ride Captain

  2. Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

  3. My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of this great American hero, thank you for your service sir for our freedoms and may you rest in peace

  4. May God wrap His arms around the family and friends of SGT Cecil Owen’s during this difficult time. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers! Thank you for your service! Rest In Peace Hero!

    Ashley Schrunk
    AR PGR

  5. May you RIP Sir, thank you for your service to our country. My prayers go out to the family and friends and may God be with you all during this hard will be Remembered Sir.
    Richard “ Pa Pa G “ Gentry
    US Air Force Retired
    PGR Ride Captain
    Chairman of the Board of Directors Arkansas PGR

  6. My deepest respect for this one … that one day they stood with hand lifted … and said they would sacrifice their life … so that others could live … free.

    Go rest high on That Mountain Sgt Owens.

    Slow . Hand . Salute .

  7. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of SGT Cecil Owens. Many Thanks for his service to our country and for helping to ensure our freedoms. Our prayers are with you. May he rest in peace. Well done, Sir.
    Rick Schrunk
    AR PGR
    USAF Veteran

  8. Family and friends, praying that our Loving God will wrap his arms around you to provide comfort and strength. We care deeply about your loss and consider it a privilege to stand by your side in Honor of your Hero. Our Country is richer because he proudly served the cause of freedom at great personal sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sir, Slow Hand Salute.

    1. Jerry, on behalf of C.R.’s family I’d like to thank you and your Riders that came to honor my father this past weekend. Your guidance and support were invaluable to us in ensuring our father was put to rest in proper and respectful order. With gratitude, Sam.

  9. I wish to extend my condolences to the family and friends of one of this country’s heros, Cecil Owens. His service to our country is a true example of courage and love of country. We can all be comforted in the fact that this soldier can no RIP at the Lords side.

    Harold Robinson
    Ret. U.S. Army

  10. My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of this patriot. May God give you His peace & comfort at this most difficult time & in the days to come.

  11. But for the unselfish service to our country by persons such as yourself we would not enjoy the many freedoms we have. May you rest in peace, and have my graditude for your service. The nation has lost another true hero. May the family be comforted in this time of great loss by God .

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