Sam Roberts, age 89

first_imgSam Roberts, age 89, of Brookville, Indiana died Friday, April 22, 2016 at his residence in Brookville. Born November 19, 1926 in Brookville, Indiana he was the son of the late Sam Sr. & Mariah Roberts. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served with the 50TH Ordnance Ammunition Company. On November 27, 1957 he and the former Junavonne A. Hawkins were united in marriage, and she preceded him in death on September 20, 2005. Sam was retired from Owens Corning in Brookville where he had worked for many years. After retirement he opened Blacktop Bait Shop in Brookville which he has operated for over 30 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards, and running his business. Survivors include eight children, Donna (Rick) Hartman and Sherry (Michael) Miller all of Yorkville, Indiana, Mary Roberts, Doris (Bob) Jonas all of Brookville, Indiana, Phyllis (Robbie) Morgan of Connersville, Indiana, Gary (Alice) Roberts, William (Chris) Roberts and Jerry Roberts all of Brookville, Indiana; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; as well as a brother, Elmer Roberts of McKee, Kentucky. In addition to his parents & wife, Junavonne, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Penny Sue Roberts who died June 22, 1993, a brother, Delmer Roberts, a sister, Vernie Roberts, as well as his grandson, Byron Hartman. Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 12 Noon on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Pastor Tim Billups of the Connersville Baptist Temple, will officiate the Funeral Services on Monday, April 25, 2016, 12:00 Noon, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Byron Hartman Scholarship fund C/O the Dearborn County Community Foundation. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Roberts family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit .last_img

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