Robert J. Towler

bob towlerPATOKA — Robert J. “Bob” Towler, 84, of Patoka, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at his home.

He was born Dec.r 1, 1928 to Albert T. “Bub”  and  Julia V. (Marhol) Towler in Pope Twp. He married Marie E. Black on June 16, 1971 in Patoka.

Bob is survived by his wife, Marie Towler of Patoka; brother Russell “Wayne” Towler and wife Lulu of Iuka; sister-in-law Patricia Towler of Vandalia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Donald and Dale Towler.

Early in Bob’s career he taught in the Centralia Elementary School District. He later served as principal in the Patoka School District for 20 yrs.

Bob was a member of the Patoka Methodist Church and Patoka American Legion.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Patoka United Methodist Church with Rev. Slaatte officiating. Burial will follow at Pratt Cemetery with military rites by the Patoka American Legion Post #543 and the Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors Team.

Visitation will be from 9 -11 a.m. Friday at the Patoka United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Patoka United Methodist Church or the VNA Tip Hospice.

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