Robert E. Walpole

July 10, 1945 ‒ June 08, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Robert E. Walpole, age 70, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family.  He was born in Mount Vernon, OH, on July 10, 1945 to the late Earnest and Esther (Page) Walpole Jr.

Bob graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1963.  He worked as a Tree Trimmer Foreman, worked for Copper Energy Service, and was a Foreman for Licking Rural Electric.  Bob loved the outdoors, mushroom hunting and as a youngster hunting and fishing. 

He is survived by his daughters, Debi (Ted) VanHouten, Pamela (Eric) Vanderpool; step-children; several grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Nancy (Butch) Boucher, Linda (Bill) McConnell, Vicky (Donnie) Ness and Soni (Matt) Todd. 

Besides his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Vivian J. Walpole; a daughter, Lori Gardner; and step-daughter, Wendy LaPiana.

Calling hours will be held Monday, June 13, 2016 from 1:00 PM until the time of funeral service at 2:00 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Rd. Mount Vernon, OH, 43050, with Jim Page officiating.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Gambier.

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  • Nancy, Linda, Vicky, & Sonya,
    Thoughts and prayers to you at the kiss of your brother.


  • I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers go out to all the Walpole family,

  • Debi and family! You have my deepest sympathy! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you and Ted.

  • Deb and Pam so sorry for your loss. Hugs. Prayers that Our Lord comfort you though this time of grief.

  • We are so sorry for your loss You are in our prayers and thoughts. Hugs and Kisses and we Love you all..Glenn Sr,Glenn Jr.Melody,Beth,Roy

  • Nancy, sorry for your loss, deepest sympathy to you and your family! Bonnie Beeman