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Official Obituary of

Herman Daniel Ownby

November 27, 1946 ~ January 29, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Herman Ownby Obituary


Sergeant Daniel Herman Ownby, a 21-year Army Veteran passed away at the age of 76 peacefully Sunday January 29, 2023 at his home in Clinton, Tn.

Herman was born in the Glades area of Gatlinburg, Tn. Well known by many for his style of Chet Adkins guitar picking. Herman accomplished many goals in his lifetime. He worked in Nashville in the 70’s as a studio musician and record producer for Duel Records better known as “Scatch Ownby” at the time. Herman played behind many great musicians Large and Small throughout the years.

Preceded in death by his Grandparents Matt and Mary L. McCarter Ownby:

Parents: Homer and Jettie Johnson Ownby.

First wife Emmalee Ownby and Grandson Brandon Ownby.


Leaving behind is his wife Esther McCarter Ownby.

Son Phillip (Sara) Ownby

Stepdaughter: Dusty (Mike) Taliaferro;

Stepson: Brad (Leeanna) Breeden:

Grandchildren: Hailey and Breanna Ownby, William and Thomas Breeden.

Sister in laws: Betty McCarter Russell, Anglia (Brian) Thacker, Julia (Mike) Sizemore, Mary Thomas, Marylin (David) Stanley.

A host of Cousins, Nieces, Nephews other family and friends.

Herman was loved by so many and will be truly missed.


The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Dr. Caldwell and Terry Block of  VA clinic of Knoxville.

Avalon Hospice care especially Barbara and Kim.


Memorial Service will be held Thursday February 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Cove Road Primitive Church 1312 Cove Ln, Oliver Springs, Tenn. 37840

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Memorial Service
February 2, 2023

2:00 PM
Cove Road Primitive Church
1312 Cove Ln
Oliver Springs, TN 37840


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