Love lives through a friend

By Brandy Walker

Never have I witnessed the most selfless acts of love in a few weeks. John Hunter Owens lost his life last month in a tragic accident. As an only child of Rusty and Becky Owens, Hunter is a loving boisterous 17 year old. He loved life, people, his family and friends. In February his precious life ended. Hunter wasn’t afraid. His motto in life was “ Trust God’s Plan” and indeed he did. Days get harder and longer. I’ve never witnessed two parents willing to take his best friend, all grieving, and put all their effort into showing their love to Hunter’s go to, Mason Pitts.

From the moment they learned of Hunter’s passing Rusty and Becky picked up with Mason to honor Hunter. Seven days after, Rusty took Mason fishing in the next High School fishing tournament to honor and not leave off his son’s wishes. A month later these families have an inseparable bond and now Rusty and Becky have gained another son! Never to replace Hunter, but to keep Hunter alive and going. Hunter trusted God’s plan…. as we all should!

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