Procession planned for Rolla soldier

Apr 11, 2014

A 37-year-old soldier killed by a gunman in the recent shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, will be honored with a procession before being laid to rest.

A stone memorial stands at Fort Hood honoring the soldiers and civilians who died in the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting. The most recent attack on April 2 left three soldiers dead and 16 wounded.
Credit U.S. Army / Flickr

Army Sgt. Timothy Owens was one of three soldiers killed by a gunman at the 1st Medical Brigade area at Fort Hood on April 2. The accused gunman, Spc. Ivan Antonio Lopez, also wounded 16 soldiers before committing suicide.

The Rolla Daily News reports that Owens' remains are to be flown into St. Louis Lambert International Airport Friday. The body will be escorted by the Rolla Patriot Guard Riders along Interstate 44 to the funeral home in Dixon, Mo.

Owens is originally from Effingham, Ill., and attended Rolla High School in the 1990s.

The funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Rolla.