Ronnie E. Bower, 75, of Louisville, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 13th after a short illness. Ronnie was born on September 3rd, 1944, the 5th son to the late James and Sadie Burton. Ronnie worked as a self-employed insurance agent at the Ron Bower Insurance Agency in Canton, Ohio for most of his adult life. In retirement, Ronnie pursued his true passion, which was to serve the Lord both in missions, and most recently as the minister of Crossview Worship Center. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Ronnie enjoy telling stories – both true and embellished – especially to his granddaughters while they sat upon his kitchen table. Ron and Eileen enjoyed Saturday road trips with their three Schnauzers. And were not above the impromptu trip out of state.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby, Gene, Carlos, and Kermit Bower.
Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Eileen Bower; son, John D. Bower; John’s fiancé, Mistie Thompson; grandchildren, Poeme, Aubriann, Caitlyn, and Aaron; and great-granddaughter, Cecilia.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, July 17th, 9:30am-11:30am at Crossview Worship Center 1520 Mill St. SW, Canton, Ohio 44706, with funeral services immediately following officiated by Pastors LeRoy and Lisa Smith. Ronnie will be laid to rest at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 2698 Broadway Ave. NE, Louisville, Ohio. Celebration of Life at Crossview Worship Center will be held after graveside services. All are welcome to attend. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com.