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Robert Ramon Joseph Moreno Owens
Robert Ramon Joseph Moreno Owens

Robert Ramon Joseph Moreno Owens, 37, of Leland, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Ramon was born December 8, 1978. He was a very interesting person who loved music, reading, history and science. Ramon was known for his bear hugs and corny jokes.

Surviving are his mother, Bobbie Jean Ramos Rivera; stepfather, Nicholas Magna Ramos; father, Ramon Moreno; five brothers, Richard Gallo Jr., Nicholas Magna Ramos Jr., Ismael Tinajero, Ramon Moreno and Joseph Moreno; three sisters, Shannon Jacob, and husband, Dexter, Kimberly Kye, and husband, Nathan, and Veronica Moreno; grandfather, Joseph ‘Papa Joe’ Moreno; aunts ,Eloise Smith, Betty Wilkins and Cindy Moreno; three nephews, Dakota Eck, Jonathan ‘K.J.’ Jacobs and Ismael Tinajero Owens; and a niece, Cherokee Kye. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Elizabeth Leon Prevatte; uncles, Greg Moreno and Floyd Archie Owens; and cousin, Nina Moreno.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the Peacock–Newnam & White Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service.

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