Larry Dowling

Larry Dowling

SALINEVILLE — Larry Robert Dowling, 78 of Salineville, died Jan 13, 2020 at home following a lengthy illness.

Born Sept. 12, 1941 in Wellsville, he was the son to the late Robert S. Dowling and Evelyn Long Dowling.

A lifetime area resident, he graduated from Wellsville High School in 1959 served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1964. Larry was employed at Crucible Steel for 18 years, then retired from National Refractories. Upon his retirement, he was the owner and operator of Rt. 39 Auto Sales where he sold used cars and did auto body repair. He was Protestant by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Janet (Wilson) Dowling; two sons, Kirk Dowling (Christy) of Hammondsville and Robert “Kip” Dowling (Julie) of Salineville; a daughter, Kelly (Robert) Smith of Lisbon; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A grandson preceded him in death.

Services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Care-MacLean Chapel in Wellsville with Steve Collins officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, in New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or online at www.tmcfunding.com