Rodney Alan “Buddy” Bauer, 64, of South Solon, Ohio died Friday, January 12, 2013 at his home.
Rodney was born March 28, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio to Orville Charles and Esther Charlene Groves Bauer. He was a graduate of Brookhaven High School and lived most of his life in Columbus before moving to South Solon nine years ago.
Before his retirement he was a truck driver.
Rodney was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, J. Richard “Dick” Snodgrass.
He is survived by his wife, the former Charlene Edmonds; two children, Charlie Bauer and his wife, Jennifer, of Baltimore, Ohio and Cathy Bauer and her fiancée, Doug Ellison, of Columbus, Ohio; five stepchildren, Erica Kazee and her husband, Paul, of Mount Sterling, Ohio and Laura Linton of Hilliard, Ohio, Tom Grosh and his wife, Connie, of Worthington, Ohio, John Grosh of Columbus, Ohio and Rick Grosh and his wife, Linda, of Delaware, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Brandon, Jessica and Nicholas Bauer, Tiana Ellison, Nathan and Nicholas Kazee, Chelsea Cramlet, Nathan, Scott, Griffin, Spencer and Gabriella Grosh; a sister, Bonnie Snodgrass of Washington Court House, Ohio; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Tammy Edmonds of Washington Court House, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. John R. Gray, pastor at the Bookwalter Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hounds Haven, 22 Township Road 150, Dillonvale, Ohio 43917.