In Memory of Owen H. Balmain

Owen H. Balmain

  • Birth Date: May 24, 1943
  • Death Date: March 11, 2020


Mr. Owen H. Balmain, 76, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday March 11, 2020, at his home in Sallisaw. He was born on May 24, 1943, in Finley, Ok to Olen and Clara (London) Balmain. Owen was married to Judy (Wales) Balmain on May 9, 1964 and was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 33 years of service. Owen served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Sallisaw.

He will be missed by his wife, Judy of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Sim Noah, Lisa and Terry Bigler, both of Sallisaw. Brothers, Jesse and Anna Balmain of Westville, Ok., Ray and Shirley Balmain of Siloam Springs, Ark.; Sister, Peggy and Jim Nickens of Westville, Ok.; Grandchildren, Corley and Suzie Bigler of Spiro, Ok, Garrett and Katy Langley of Ames, Ok, Jenni and Trevon Seymore of Fort Smith, Ark, and Abby Bigler of Spiro, Ok; sisters-in-law, Sharon Cole of Sallisaw and Reta Balmain of Tahlequah; Special Friends, Barbara Gipson, JB and Nina Cole, and Mike and Cleata Brown; as well as a host of family and friends to mourn his passing. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Johnny Balmain.

Visitation for Owen Balmain will be held Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel at Forever Memories Funeral Service, 463505 Hwy 101, Sallisaw. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Sallisaw with Pastor Joe Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Sallisaw Cemetery with military honors by Tinker Air Force Base Honor Guard, TAFB, Midwest City, OK. Casket bearers will be Corley Bigler, Garrett Langley, Tim Nickens, Preston Balmain, Brett Nickens, and Jonathan Balmain.

Funeral services were entrusted to and provided by Forever Memories Funeral Service, Sallisaw, OK.

Message from Elyse McMahon Bartee

Judy, Lisa & Teresa - my heart breaks for you in your loss of such a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Your family is very special to me & I will keep you in my prayers in the days that lie ahead. I wish I could say it gets easier but it don’t - love you all

Message from Darrel and Sally Daniel

You were a wonderful friend and we will miss you. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Message from Tim and Sam Greene

We are so very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man. Please reach out to us if there is anything we can do to help any of you through this difficult time. Praying for peace and comfort.
Love you all,
Tim and Sam Greene

Message from Lawana Turner

There are no words to express on the loss of wonderful person. I too will miss his hugs and the many phone calls. I love owen with all my heart and cant wait to join him and the many love ones who are waiting for all the family to get home. Rest in peace cousin.

Message from Lawana Turner

There are no words to express the loss of this wonderful person. I too will miss the hugs and many phone calls. Can't wait to join Owen and the many love ones waiting for us. Rest in peace cousin love you. Lawana

Message from Michael Taylor

I’m very sorry to have heard this news.... I will always have the memories of hiking and fishing trips Owen took us on through the church. My prayers are with the family through this difficult time.

Message from Susan Barger

Lisa I am so sorry to hear about your sweet daddy. I will be praying for you and your family.

Message from Susan Barger and JoAnne Tounzen

I am sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great man. I will be praying for you and your family.

Message from James Bell

So sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. I won’t be able to make his service, but know the family is in our thoughts and prayers. Retired SWBT employee James Bell

Message from Sharon Seratt

JUDY just learned of Owen’s passing. I’m so terribly sorry! I didn’t know him personally but I know he was a good man, my thoughts of sympathy go to you and family.



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