Mr. Roberts died at 11:44 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born June 5, 1946, at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Elmer “Shorty” Roberts and Emma Fore Roberts. On March 31, 1967, he was married at Alton, Missouri, to Gwenda Rhine. Before his retirement, Mr. Roberts was a machine operator at Marathon Electric, now known as Regal-Beloit. He enjoyed gardening, NASCAR and his grandkids. Mr. Roberts was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Gwenda Roberts, of the family home; three daughters, Melody Kenslow, Angie Berry, husband, Donnie and Kayla Miller, husband, Sam, all of West Plains, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Bo Kenslow, wife, Rachel, Hayden Berry, Emma Berry, Nicole Pierce, McKenna Miller, DeLaney “Bill” Miller and Savannah Miller; one sister, Verba Endicott, husband, Denzel, West Plains, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Brenda Stone, husband, Kenny, Clark Ridge, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; and his buddy “Roxie”.
His parents, one daughter, Tracey Roberts, two infant brothers and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Kathreen Rhine, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Baptist Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Hill Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.