Michael Miller Owen, 91, of Marietta, passed away April 24, 2019. Burial will be in Georgia National Cemetery at a later date. From his earliest years he was interested in aviation and soloed at age 17. He joined the Army Air Corps/U. S. Air Force and served in the Strategic Air Command. After serving three years, he attended the University of Florida and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He worked for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida in the Crash Investigation Section, and NACA (now NASA) Edwards AFB, California where he worked on the B-47 flight test program. He joined Lockheed Georgia in 1954 where he worked for 35 years. He was an Amateur Radio operator and a member of the Air Force Military Affiliate Radio System for 31 years. During Operation Desert Storm he handled over 500 messages to and from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and received a letter of appreciation from General H. Norman Swartzkopf and the President's Volunteer Service Award from President George W. Bush. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy Howard Owen, three brothers, Harry, Gene and Graham and sister Edith. Surviving are his son Mitchell H, Owen of Marietta, daughter; Beth S. Sorrells of Ball Ground, sisters; Emily Zimmerman of Orlando, Florida and Carolyn Smith of Okeechobee, Florida, grandson; Steven S. White of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, one great-granddaughter Chloe Beth, numerous nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to the Cherokee County Humane Society.

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