August 8, 1965 - August 11, 2016
Robert Grant Dowds, 51, of North Lewisburg passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 in his home.
Bob was born August 8, 1965 in Shelby, Ohio the son of E. Grant and Arline Dowds. He was a 1983 graduate of Shelby Senior High School. Bob worked for over 20 years at Honda Manufacturing and recently took early retirement to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technologies. He was a voracious reader, a self-taught mechanic and electrician, and a collector and enthusiast of guns. Bob enjoyed new technologies and loved to tinker and modify things around his home. Above all he loved his grandchildren and family.
Bob is survived by his children, Amy (Jared) Erne, Stacy (Jacob) Erne, Amanda Keaton, and James (Jennifer) Wells all of Springfield, OH; siblings, Sally (Kevin) Garrahan of Fairfax Station, VA, Lucy (Richard) Snodgrass of Columbus, OH, Michael (Kay) Dowds of Greer, S.C. and Allen (Sheila) Dowds of Alexandria, KY; 19 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cindy Morrow; and his pet bull mastiff, Aries.
Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio with Reverend Vicki Downing officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
A second gathering of friends and family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Barkdull Funeral Home, Shelby, Ohio.
Private graveside services will take place in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Foundation at 142 N Gamble St., Suite F, Shelby, OH, 44875 and the American Cancer Society at 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45206.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Our deepest condolences to Roberts family.
I have been playing Battle pirates with Robert for many years, and he was part of the alliance called
[SeaEvil]. Robert aka “Jungle” was both as player and person, one of the most respected in the game. For the last 5-6 years i have had almost daily conversation with Robert, and even though I never meet him in real life, I consider him as a friend. He was one of the most friendly,helpful and funny guy i’ve meet.
“Keep ridding those high tides Jungle”.
You will be missed !!
On behalf of [SeaEvil]
Jens Aaboe aka Iznoogood
I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Your brother sounds like an amazing and accomplished individual. I hope you and your family find peace and comfort in your memories.