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Robert "Bob" Eugene Karnes

February 13, 1939 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Robert "Bob" Karnes Obituary

Robert "Bob" Karnes passed away January 3, 2024, peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. He was born February 13, 1939, in Columbus to Ethel (Hirschman) Karnes and Walter Karnes. He graduated from Galion High School in 1957 where he met and married his sweetheart Judy (Cass) Karnes in 1961.

Bob owned numerous businesses in Galion, including Bob's Cleaners and Tiger Town Sports. He spent many years involved in sports from softball, basketball, and racket ball. He also coached youth flag football. He and his wife, Judy, were avid antique collectors and together owned The Iron Fence Antiques. He was also a well-known artist and wood carver and sold his carvings nationwide. Bob was known to be an animal lover and would trap and rescue strays. He will be missed by his beloved Rose and Mr. Tibbs as well as his outdoor fur babies Snickers, Darlin, and Braveheart.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Judy, who has been by his side for 63 years; his brother Walter Karnes, son, Drew (Michelle) Karnes, daughter, Jana (Mike) Henson and six special grandchildren, Kyle (Sarah), Chad (Nicole), Bobby (Becca), Clay, Tom, and Caitlyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: John and Chuck, and a sister, Martha Schwartz, and a son Kurt.

The family would like to thank the staff at Millcreek Nursing, Galion Avita Home Health and Hospice, and his caregiver Angee.
Friends may call on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at Mark A. Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home; 303 Portland Way N., Galion. Graveside services will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Pennington officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to either Grace Brethren Church, or Columbus Dog Connection.

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January 13, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Galion
303 Portland Way N.
Galion, OH 44833

Graveside Service
January 13, 2024

11:30 AM
Fairview Cemetery
1295 Fairview
Galion, OH 44833


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