Robert Criner

October 17, 1941 - January 2, 2014

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 11:00 AM Grace Baptist Church


Tuesday, January 7 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM and 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

Robert L. “Bob” Criner, 72, of Urbana, OH passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014 in his home. He was born October 17, 1941 in Reedy, WV, the son of Homer and Nora (Dotson) Criner.
Bob served his country in the United States Air Force for 4 years. After 42 years, Bob retired in 2009 from Clancy’s Inc. as regional manager and in later years was the manager of the Urbana Ponderosa Steakhouse. He was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church.
Bob enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Beverly A. (Matics) Criner; his sons, Kurt (Julie) Criner of Urbana, Greg (Chris) Criner of East Liberty, OH and Todd (Becky) Criner of Suffolk, VA; his daughter, Michelle Hunter of Yukon, OK; his grandchildren, Danny, Bobby, Sarah, Mason, Grant, Garrett, and Aida; and his sister, Carrie A. Williams.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Kyle Wesley; his brothers, Orlando R. and Harold S. Criner; and his sister, E. June Channels.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in Urbana Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Aaron Samples officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. Military honors will be provided by the Pearce-Kerns American Legion Post # 120.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Debbie Roosa - Jan 6, 2014

Bev and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss…I know how hard this must be on you all. loosing such a wonderful ,loving and caring man, and all that met Bob knew he was just that kind of man, will be tough on us all…Bev my thoughts are with you and if you need anything I am here…

John & Joy Mohr - Jan 5, 2014

Kurt & Julie, We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Our thoughts, prayers & our hearts go out to you and your family. We are here for you should you need us for anything – please do not hesitate to contact us! Much Love & Fellowship Always, John & Joy xo xo

Christina Schade Parsons - Jan 4, 2014

I am saddened beyond words at hearing this. Mr. “C” was my very first boss and he was a good man. I treasure the time I was able to spend learning from him. May he rest in Peace with our Lord in heaven and I can not wait to see him again up there. Sending my love and condolences to the entire family.

Larry Greenwalt - Jan 4, 2014

I worked with Bob in the 80’s and my wife (Marsha Webb) works with his daughter in law Juli now. He was a wonderful man and a great role model to me when I was a young man,

Dan and Janet Kaffenbarger - Jan 4, 2014

Dearest Bev and family,
It is our prayer that you will find comfort, peace and wisdom during this time. The Lord will be at your side and help you get through this trial. Bob was a great man whom so many loved. He always took time to talk to Dan and I. He was so kind to help the church with food donations during many of the church’s special events. We also enjoyed the visits we had with he and Bev in their home.
Thank you for so many good memories,
Love and prayers, Dan and Janet

JEAN EPLING - Jan 4, 2014

Beverly,I just looked at a video by Tracy and learned of Bobby’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I have lots of good memories of you and Bobby; just wish you had lived closer.
Take care and God Bless you and your family.
Jean & David

Glenn / Loretta Horne - Jan 4, 2014

Todd we are so sorry for the lost of your Father. May God Bless.

Matt Lingrell - Jan 4, 2014

Bob was a fine example of what having a strong Faith, Family and a desire to serve others can do as he leaves a great legacy for others to follow and continue. He was a great mentor who helped to guide me and many others during our transformation from teen to young adult. I think of him often, and brag about him to my own family an co-woorkers about the great influence he was to me. I hope the Criner family can have Peace and Comfort during this difficult time. Bob was the Best.

Debra HIckel - Jan 4, 2014

Dear Aunt Beverly and family,
Our prayers are with you. Uncle Bobby was a special Christian man who we dearly loved and will miss. He will be remembered for many wonderful things especially his beautiful family. If we can do anything for you and your family, please email us. God bless you all.
Love, Debi, family and Beth

June Channels Family - Jan 4, 2014

We are so sorry for your lost. Please know that you are in our prayers. We will be attending the Tuesday calling hours

Nita Mae Hickel - Jan 3, 2014

Our prayers for GOD’s comfort for Beverly and family during this time. Nita Mae and all the Hickel Family sends their love.


I am so sorry for your loss. prayers for all of you.

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