Robert Arthur Appleton
September 08, 1942 ‒ December 18, 2015
Robert Arthur Appleton, 73, of Centerburg passed away peacefully Friday evening December 18, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born September 8, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland to Arthur and Annie (Criswell) Appleton. He achieved the honor of an Eagle Scout for which he was very proud of and later graduated from Franklin University with a degree in Engineering. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Bob was owner and operator of Refrigeration Systems Company in Columbus and was a devoted and faithful member and ordained elder with Community of Christ Church in Worthington.
Bob enjoyed collecting knives and riding his Harley Davidson alongside his wife. Bob and his wife Karen were also yearly supporters and attendees of the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer. He also had his own pilot’s license and was an avid OSU football fan. He loved his family and was a devoted husband, father and “Poppy” to his grandchildren and a devoted son and caregiver to his mother.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 46 years Karen (Davis); daughters Maj Anne (Ron) Edwards of Sunbury and Robin (Chip) Lockwood of Centerburg; step son Michael Marshall of Ashley; grandchildren Eric Edwards, Alex Marshall, Kara and Eli Robert Edwards; great granddaughter Olivia Edwards; his mother Annie Appleton of Columbus; brother William (Libby) Appleton of Canal Winchester; sisters Lois (Jim) Peery of Elkhorn, Nebraska and Linda Dangerfield of Bristol, Virginia; aunt Stella Sterling of Columbus; their English daughter Sonia Edwards of London, England; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Barry Dangerfield.
The family will receive friends on Sunday December 27, 2015 from 2 – 5 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61 at State Route 3, Sunbury, OH and on Monday December 28, 2015 at the funeral home from 12:00 (noon) until the time of the funeral services at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park with military honors conducted by the Delaware County Veterans Association.
Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Community Christ Church Camp Bountiful or the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute; envelopes available at the funeral home.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve this veteran and his family.
To share a fond memory of Bob or to offer a condolence to the family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com