Saturday, August 27, 2016

Gary Owens Retires After 43 Years of Service

Gary Owens, a 43-year employee of the Missouri Department of Transportation, will retire on September 1, 2016. Owens retires as a maintenance crew leader at the Grant City maintenance facility. Owens started at MoDOT in the summer of 1973 as a seasonal worker at the former Sheridan maintenance facility.

Owens and his wife Roberta have several children and grandchildren with whom they’ll be able to spend more time in retirement, but Owens also plans to run a motorgrader for Bogle Township in Gentry County.

Of his time at MoDOT, he said his favorite part of the job was level course treatments on roads throughout the area, so it makes sense that he would continue working for the township. However he, like many retirees, will not miss working nights during bad weather.

“We want to congratulate Gary on his retirement and thank him for 43 years of service to the citizens of Missouri,” said District Engineer Don Wichern.

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