Rodney P. Mowrer

Birth Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 1944
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020

WOOSTER – Rodney P. Mowrer, 75, of Wooster passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born March 16, 1944 in Wooster, the son of Eldon and Florence Harbaugh Mowrer.  He married Jace L. Viar on January 27, 1979.  She survives.

He retired from Freedom Harley Davidson as the Sales Manager and had previously owned the Tin Cup Restaurant and Minglewood Beverage Co.  He was a member of The Harley Owners Group and he loved motorcycles, racing, go-carts and was a member of the NRA.

He proudly served his country with US Navy from 1963-1965.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Jace, is a son James (Angie) Mowrer of Athens and his siblings, Clay (Marie) Mowrer, Al (Judy) Mowrer, sisters-in-law Julie (Jeff) Snyder, Beth Viar and Kay Mowrer all of Wooster and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Larry “Ephram” Mowrer, a brother-in-law Jon Viar, his mother-in-law Shirley Viar and a nephew Tyson Snyder.

Friends will be received on Friday from 6-8:00 p.m. concluding with a short memorial service at 8:00 p.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.  Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Wooster Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516


Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Short memorial service at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Graveside service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Wooster Cemetery.


Jace & family, our deepest sympathy for you. Rod was such a great and fun guy. Will miss seeing in his seat at GL. May Jesus wrap Rod in His loving arms as he enters heaven to meet his family and friends waiting with open arms.

Love you Jace . Asking our Lord Jesus to wrap you in his comforting arms of love and goodness!

Jace, so sorry to hear about Rod. You’re in our thoughts and prayers ❤️
The Drake/Cowart family

My deepest condolences for the loss of a wonderful friend, Rod. We have so many wonderful memories of your visits to Texas.
May Jesus comfort you and your family in your time of sorrow. We love you and are here when you need us.
Sheila, Ron, Riley

So sorry for your loss Jace. I will send prayers for you.

Jace so sorry about your loss..take care

Kathy Webster (McClellan)

Jace and family
I was deeply saddened to read of Rod's passing. Jace, you and Rod were a great pair - NEVER a dull moment!
Please know you are surrounded in prayer. May our heavenly Father comfort you and give you peace. Blessings!

My condolences to you Jace and your family Rest In Peace

Rest in peace Rod. Tell Eph I love and miss him!

So sorry about your loss you are in Charlotte and my prayers I did not have a address to send card peace be with you judy

Sorry for the loss Jace, Deb and I have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Rod can now get on that Harley one last time and ride to the heavens above.
RIP my Friend

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