Robert E. Pontious
Robert Eugene Pontious, 92, of Fairfield County, died unexpectedly, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, on his farm. He was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Williamsport, Ohio, the son of Samuel and Christine (Briner) Pontious. He was a 1942 graduate of Williamsport High School and worked for the Central Ohio Breeding Association (COBA) for 41 years, retiring in 1990. Bob was a member of the Bremen United Methodist Church, Rushville Union Lions Club and the Cattleman's Association. He is the owner of the Rushcreek Feed and Supply Co., served on the Ohio Beef Council from 1992-2000 and showed beef cattle at the Ohio State Fair for many years. Bob had many passions - his wife of 65 years, Bonnie, being his greatest - but he thoroughly enjoyed farming and Fairfield Union athletics. Bob is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Beery) Pontious, whom he married Aug. 19, 1951; two sons, Daniel Pontious and Stephen (Rebecca) Pontious; grandchildren, Catherine Pontious, Jennifer Ramsey, Jason (Laura) Pontious and Krista (Zach) Ankrom; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Jacob, Owen, Elisabeth, Ava, Nilah, Gavin, Nathan, Emma, A.J., Grayson and Hayden; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents and his brothers and sisters. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 6 - 8 p.m., and Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Morgan Funeral Home, Bremen. Funeral services will take place Friday at 10 a.m., at the Bremen United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Diamond officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery, Bremen. Contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Bremen United Methodist Church or the Rushville Union Lions Club. Online condolences at: www.morganfuneralhomeohio.com .
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