Richard Douglas "Johnny" Bower, 57, of Canton, Ohio, died May 15, 2001, following an illness.

He was born August 21, 1943, at Big Bend, Calhoun County, son of the late Forest C. and Opal Jane Williams Bower. He was a graduate of Ripley High School.

Surviving Mr. Bower are his brothers, Forest, Kenneth, Marvin, Jesse and Mitchell, and sisters, Sharon, Phyllis, Gloria, Beverly, Janet, Shirley and Roberta.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Casto Funeral Home of Evans.