Music Notes | Andy Owings Music loses a friend, family member

Since 1975, Andy Owings Music has been the supplier of gear and instruments to professionals and amateurs alike along the Grand Strand. It was with shock and sadness that the store announced on June 16 the passing of family member and employee Paul Owens.

Paul is the great nephew of owner Andy Owings, and cousin to Andy Jr.

“He died very suddenly, and it was a shock,” said longtime store employee and Owens’ friend Nancy Joiner. “Everybody loved him,” she continued. “He was the nicest person I’ve ever known in my lifetime.”

From Millington, Tenn., Owens, who was 42, was a store manager who “knew his stuff,” according to Joiner. An outpouring of sentiment can be found on the store’s Facebook page from locals who knew and loved Paul. A 13-minute video tribute may be found at the Paul Owings Facebook page. Owens died at MUSC in Charleston from an undisclosed condition.