Robert Napier

April 1, 1954 - September 1, 2017
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Robert Denton “Papa Vroom Vroom” Napier Jr, 63, of New Philadelphia passed away at his home.

A son of the late Robert Denton Napier Sr. and the late Minnie Lavonne (O’Banion) Napier, Bob was born April 1, 1954 at Louisville, Kentucky.

Bob was a member of the Dover Eagles and the New Philadelphia V.F.W. He e…

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Robert Denton “Papa Vroom Vroom” Napier Jr, 63, of New Philadelphia passed away at his home.

A son of the late Robert Denton Napier Sr. and the late Minnie Lavonne (O’Banion) Napier, Bob was born April 1, 1954 at Louisville, Kentucky.

Bob was a member of the Dover Eagles and the New Philadelphia V.F.W. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle as well as fishing and shooting target practice. Most of all, Bob cherished the time spent with his grandchildren who affectionately called him “Papa Vroom Vroom”.

He is survived by his children, Stephanie (Jon) Napier-Gump, Leslie (Shane) Blake, Andrew Napier and Alex (Natalie) Napier all of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Xaden Robert Mann, Kolten and Kaelyn Napier and Cael, Gaven and Karter Blake; a sister, Debra (Dana) Stinson of Morehead, Kentucky; a brother, Mike (Pam) Napier of Evansville, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Candy Napier of Lexington, Kentucky; a brother-in-law, Bruce (Cathy) Mattingly of Morehead, Kentucky and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rodney Napier.

A time for gathering and greeting his family will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 pm at the Authentic Church Training and Office Facility, 1840 Hicks Ave NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

In keeping with the spirit of Bob’s support of his grandchildren, contributions may be made in his memory to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785 or to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, 228 W. Lincoln Highway, Schereville, IN 46375.


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Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Authentic Church Training and Office Facility


1840 Hicks Ave NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Authentic Church Training and Office Facility
1840 Hicks Ave NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services at this time.

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Epilepsy Foundation

8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD 20785

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation

228 W. Lincoln Highway
Schereville, IN 46375

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Born: April 1, 1954
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Died: September 1, 2017

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Chris Maurer posted on 9/9/17

Steph, Leslie, Andrew, Alex -- I have so many great memories with all of you. I've been in shock since hearing the news about your dad. Bob was truly the dad that made everyone feel welcomed, loved and always made everyone around him laugh. All those great times at your grandparent's farm, soccer games and long drives with Bob will live with me forever. Deeply saddened by your loss. All of you are amazing people who will carry on Bob's wonderful energy. Thinking of you guys now more than ever, love you all!


Douglas J Rieger posted on 9/6/17

Ha Bob. We never talked about birth dates. U just did not seem so much older. (4days) Haha. Sure will miss U. Love Doug Rieger


Michael Geers posted on 9/5/17

R.I.P. Bro


Jeremy Ott posted on 9/5/17

Sorry for your loss. It's going to be strange without Bob stopping by to see what supplies the shop needs. He was always in such a good mood when he would come in.


Dave posted on 9/5/17

What a very nice guy and a great friend.. You will be missed...


Earnie Stoller posted on 9/5/17

So sorry to hear He was a very dear friend


Dale Daugherty posted on 9/4/17

Great friend and classmate,great memories from PRO track and ALPHA_HI-WY


Kerrie, Eric, Drew and Nick Schaffner posted on 9/4/17

We have the best memories of Bob and the forth of July parties!! My boys still bring up Mr Napier stories. God bless your family.


Kenny Tapp posted on 9/4/17

Thoughts and prayers to the Napier family and friends. So many good memories of Bobby - it is hard to even believe that he is gone. Rest In Peace!


David Hyberger posted on 9/4/17

Bobby could be funniest man or the nicest man, depending on whether help was needed or just a good laugh. Thoughts and prayers to family and other friends.


Rick and Marsha Hartrick posted on 9/3/17

Rest in peace dear neighbor. We will miss you.


Danny G. Lane posted on 9/3/17

Bobby, as I knew him from second grade forward, was a gifted athlete. The first evidence of that was in his ability to smash a kickball, when only a second grader (I remember). For a while, we navigated the Cub Scouts together. Later during high school days, I remember his taking up tennis and playing basketball with him as well. Bobby was an athlete who could excel in any sport. Bobby was a kind person as I knew him. I am saddened personally, but equally so for his family and friends. His life was too brief and yet, perhaps, just long enough to appreciate those things that matter most. My sincere condolences to his beloved family and to all who knew Bobby. He is missed.


Charlie Linton posted on 9/3/17

RIP Bobby.may you all find peace Thoughts and prayers


Steve Cundiff posted on 9/3/17

RIP ya !!!


Greg Holman posted on 9/3/17

I grew up on same street as Bobby and remember the Napier family as very loving and caring people. I'll be praying for his family at this great loss.


Chris Rojice posted on 9/3/17

Wow i just can't believe you're gone Crazy Bob (get a hair cut and a real job < what id say everytime he walked in ). Well since we never got to split the wind together id like you to fly beside me with your wings when i get my steel horse out. RIP BOB


Shirley Kamban posted on 9/2/17

Sorry to hear about ur dad. Our thoughts n prayers are wth all of you.


Steve Fox posted on 9/2/17

The world got a bit dimmer without you to help light it up. God blessed me with your friendship. My heart and prayers go out to your family and many many friends. RIP brother


Elizabeth Hicks posted on 9/2/17

Dear Napier family, I couldn't believe this news when I heard it! My heart breaks for all of you. Bob was a kind, caring person who so loved his family. I know he will be greatly missed! Treasure all of the wonderful Memories you have with him. I know we have numerous amazing memories of spending time with the boys in our soccer days! One highlight was going to D.C. To see the summer soccer Olympics. We all has so much fun. Hugs and prayers go out to all of you at this extremely difficult time. ?? Much Love, Liz and Butch


JJ posted on 9/2/17

Many thoughts and prayers for Bobs family. Love you guys


Chuck Clinton posted on 9/2/17

Oh Bob, your gone way early my friend, but I will see you and many others one day and we will once again laugh and have fun. I am so glad I ran into you at the store!!! ? Seeing your happy face made me smile!! Prayers for the family and close friends!!! ???


Michelle Wisecarver posted on 9/2/17

Our body shop did business with Bob for many years. We all enjoyed talking with him and will greatly miss his weekly visits to our shop. To his children and grandchildren - we are so sorry for your suffering. We hope you find solace in knowing how much he was liked and appreciated by others. Peace to you all. From the crew at Mike's Body Shop, Frazeysburg, Ohio Mike Wisecarver Marcus Wisecarver Michelle Wisecarver Matthew Wisecarver


Philip clute posted on 9/2/17

Going to miss you crazy bob and riding see u on the other side


Cheritarulli posted on 9/2/17

So sorry for ur loss my prayers are with u all rip bob


Jen Martin posted on 9/2/17

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time!


Matt wallick posted on 9/1/17

Gone way too soon........ truly one of a kind.......I sure will miss your weekly sales calls at the shop....... rest easy my friend.....


Mike Pearch posted on 9/1/17

Crazy Bob. Many great memories riding with you. I'm glad I got to know you. You were a fun loving guy. REST IN PEACE BOB . You will be missed.


Jacqui posted on 9/1/17

I'm very sorry to all his family and friends for the loss of a great man. I offer you my sincere sympathy. It was an honor to have known him.


Steve Napier posted on 9/1/17

Rest in Peace Bobby prayers of comfort for the family


J McComb posted on 9/1/17

Very good man. RIP brother


Brenda Jenkins posted on 9/1/17

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Dory & Jean posted on 9/1/17

So sorry to hear of your loss , sending prayers and sympathy to the family . We will surely miss him


Shane "Chewy" Hutchison posted on 9/1/17

He always lit up a room. Always fun to be around. He was one of my favorite customers when I worked at the Pit Stop years ago. Thoughts and prayers to your family....R.I.P. Bob you'll be missed


Mr and Mrs Red Hoover posted on 9/1/17

Bob, we loved you like family and you will be so missed. We would like to send our condolences to the family.


Corrie Cahaney posted on 9/1/17

My sincere and deepest condolences to your entire family......Prayers to all of you and especially your children. Your dad was a fun free-spirited man and we will never forget him. With Love, Corrie Cahaney and family


Becky Dugan posted on 9/1/17

I am so sorry for this unexpected loss for you Leslie and your family. Prayers for strength and comfort for you and your family.


Danielle Tesch posted on 9/1/17

Wow, I'm just so sad to hear about Bob! Thoughts and prayers to all of you guys! So many great memories with him and everyone on Happy Street! Bob, you and your humor and smile and personality will be so missed and thanks for the laughs and great times!


Tennile Puskarich posted on 9/1/17

I'm so sorry Stephanie. I pray for peace for you and your family.