Robert Ray Reamsnider

June 12, 1932 ‒ September 16, 2017

Butler, Ohio

BUTLER:  Robert Ray Reamsnider, age 85, of Butler, Ohio passed away in his home Saturday morning, September 16, 2017 with his wife by his side.

He was born June 12, 1932 in Mansfield, Ohio the son of Fred, Sr. and Catherine (Gaul) Reamsnider and remained a lifelong area resident.

Robert loved farming and gardening.  He operated a portable saw mill with his uncle Ray.  Bob worked for Kokosing Construction for 26 years, retiring in 1995 and another 10 years part-time.  He received operator of the year award in 1977.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church since August 2nd 1942 and recently a member of the North Liberty United Methodist Church.

He received the 1998 Outstanding Senior Citizen of the year for Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging for having done much work on the Butler Senior Citizen building.  Bob was Butler’s Veteran of the year in 2007.

Bob, a Sergeant, served a 15 month tour with the 45th parallel, Eighth Army Division in Korea from 1952-1954.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Ed on August 20, 1960.

He is survived by his wife Lois (McKee) Reamsnider, whom he married August 7, 1965, two sons and daughters-in-law Jeff (Sharon) of Fredericktown and David (Marcy) of Butler; three brothers Dick (Joyce) of Bellville, Bill of Mansfield, and Fred, Jr. (Sharon) of Springfield, MO; two sisters Martha Riter and Esther Turner both of Butler.  He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

Friends may call Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Friday at 10 am.  Friends may call the hour prior to the funeral service.  Pastors Ruth Douglas and Ken Kinley will officiate.  Burial with military honors conducted by American Legion Post #535 will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Butler- Clear Fork Adult Center or Hospice of Knox County may be made through the funeral home.

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    • Dear ones,
      I was sorry to read of Robert’s passing. I know you all have happy memories and such a good family to support each other.

      Sandy Dall Sealey
      Albuquerque, NM

  • Our thoughts are with Lois, Jeff, and David and the extended Reamsnider family as you gather to celebrate Bob’s life. Bob always had twinkle in his eye and great sense of humor. We will miss that, but will always remember him for the good man he was and the good times we had with him.

    Larry, Karen, Tess and Shane Riter

  • Sincere Condolences to the entire Reamsnider family.

    Rick Williams, Marge (Reamsnider) Williams’ son, I still miss my grandpa Clyde Reamsnider.

  • Lois
    Linda and I are saddened to hear of Bob’s passing.
    You are in our prayers as you adjust to life changes.

    Roger & Linda ward