PORTSMOUTH - Ronald Wayne Bower Sr., 77, of Portsmouth, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at his residence. He was born March 29, 1936, in Portsmouth to the late George Bower and Carrie Burris Bower. He was a former window salesman and an Air Force veteran.
Ron was a graduate of West High School and a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles and the VFW. He also helped form "Veterans Wants and Wishes".
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Bower Sr.
He is survived by one son, Ronald (Wendy) Wayne Bower Jr. of Strongsville, Ohio; two daughters, Patricia Colley of Portsmouth and Teresa Nowicki of St. Mary's Ohio; seven grandchildren, Sean (Sarah H.) Hicks, Aaron (Amanda) Hicks, Daniel Bower, Mark Bower, Sarah Nowicki, Jeana Nowicki, and John Nowicki; two great-grandchildren; one brother, William Bower; and one sister, Betty Ferber.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013, at F. C. Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth with William Bower officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Daehlers.
Memorials may be made to Veterans Wants and Wishes.