Dr. Eugene Herbert Owens Jr., a retired internist who practiced in East Baltimore for more than four decades, died July 12 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at his Pikesville home. He was 94.
Born in Lawrenceville, Va., he was the son of Eugene H. Owens Sr. and Virginia Broadnax. As a young man, he worked alongside his father, who was a farmer. He wanted to become an auto mechanic, but his mother was determined that he become a doctor.
“His mom knew of the greatness that was in him,” said a daughter, Diana Owens of Pikesville.
He was a graduate of St. Paul’s High School and enrolled at what was then Virginia State College. He completed two years at the school and...