Jonathan Owens Parents – His Dad Died Before He Played in NFL

By SarahPublished on: December 15, 2023 Updated on: February 20, 2024
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The Green Bay Packers safety, Jonathan Owens started playing in the league in 2018. But sadly, his father, Nathan Cannon Sr. couldn’t see his son play in the league as he passed away a year before. As for his mom, Arthurine Cannon has been by his side since day one and he knows how much his mother has sacrificed for him and the family.

To Know about all the details of Jonathan Owens’ parents, Keep reading this article!

Who Are Jonathan Owens’ Parents?

The Packers safety, Jonathan Owens’ parents Nathan Cannon Sr. and Arthurine Cannon met when they were in their twenties. They have a son and a daughter together. Nathan passed away in 2017 and as for Arthurine, she lives in Jennings, Missouri. She is active on Instagram under the handle @looney_face but her account is set to private.

Jonathan’s father, Nathan Cannon was born in St. Louis. He went to North West Highschool where he played basketball. He had a brother, Willie Owens who works at Owens Landscaping Lawn and Garden. Willie is also a CNC machinist at Sunnen Products. Besides his brother, not much is known about his family.

As for Owen’s mother, Arthurine was born on November 19, 1965, in Missouri. Although there is no information about her parents, she was the youngest child in her family. Her eldest sister, Pamela Simms is a former cosmetologist instructor at Gertha’s Hair Fashions.

Nathan Already Had A Son Before He Met Arthurine

Nathan was in a relationship with Angela Jones before he met Arthurine. These two gave birth to a son, Nathan Cannon Jr. He was born in St. Louis and went to Raleigh-Egypt High School. He studied at T.R.U. University. He is married and lives in Topeka, Kansas with his wife and three daughters.

As for Nathan and Angela’s relationship, only a few people know this, and the reason behind their separation is kept secret. However, it is confirmed that they only share a son and moved on with their significant others after his birth.

Arthurine Has Two Kids With Nathan

Nathan Sr. and Arthurine became parents to a daughter, Chanel Bady on June 4, 1984. She studied Human Service Management, Criminal Justice, and Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology. As of now, she is working as a surgical technologist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center. Chanel has three children with her husband.


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The couple gave birth to their second child, Jonathan Owens on July 22, 1995, 11 years after they gave birth to their daughter. Owens started playing football in high school and ever since then, his skills have only improved. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Now, he is playing for the Green Bay Packers.

Chanel Encouraged Jonathan To Go To Football Practice

If it wasn’t for Jonathan’s sister, he wouldn’t be playing in the league. Chanel forced the player to go to practice when he was 12 because she wanted to spend time with her boyfriend at that time. Her boyfriend was one of the coaches of the team. Owens then turned out to be one of the fastest guys on the team.

Jonathan Owens' sister, Chanel Bady
Jonathan and Chanel share a close bond although they have 11 years age difference

Even though they have a big age difference, the brother-sister duo shares a strong bond. They frequently post pictures with each other. Chanel has posted her brother’s achievements on her Facebook page.

Jonathan Owens’ Father Nathan Cannon Sr. Died In 2017

Jonathan’s father, Nathan passed away in August 2017. His family is reluctant to share the details about his death even after all these years.

His daughter, Chanel Bady broke the news on Facebook with a note saying “see you later” to her daddy. Likewise, Owen took to Instagram to share family pictures to announce that he would play the 2017-2018 season for his pops. Indeed he did when he got signed with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, he said that was for his dad.

Arthurine’s Daughter-In- Law Is An Olympic Gold Medalist

Arthurine’s son, Jonathan married Simone Biles, the Olympic gold medalist on April 22, 2023, in Houston. They held a luxurious second wedding in Mexico after a few weeks. The two met on the dating app back in 2020 and ever since then, they have been inseparable.

Jonathan Owens wife, mother and sister.
Jonathan’s mother, Arthurine, and sister, Chanel attended his wedding.

Both Jonathan’s mother and sister attended the wedding. Arthurine and Chanel flew to Mexico for the ceremony. The mom wore an orange jumpsuit while the NFL star’s elder sibling looked gorgeous in a dress.

Jonathan Is Very Close To His Mother

Owens appreciates all the sacrifices of his mom that she has made for him. After her husband’s death, Arthurine stepped up and fulfilled the role of both parents. Jonathan frequently posts pictures with his mom.

In May 2019, they spent a weekend together in Tempe, Arizona and he made sure to take care of and appreciate Arthurine a little more. Besides their short getaway, they spend time once in a while. She has been his biggest supporter since day one.

About Author: Sarah

Though I have started writing NFL related blogs recently, I have fallen in love with this world. Hope you like my work as much as I enjoy writing these.