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William E. "Bill" Roberts, 85 years of age, died Monday January 15, 2018 surrounded by his loving children in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born September 21, 1932 in Major, Kentucky located in Owsley County to the late Ernest Miller and Emma Lucy (Allen) Roberts. Bill was a retired engineer after 37 years with L. & N. Railroad and a U.S. Navy veteran serving four years during the Korean War. He grew up in Irvine, Kentucky and was quite an athlete during his high school years. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Leslie Kaye Roberts, and former wife and mother of the children Carolyn Sue (Wolfinbarger) Roberts. Bill was also preceded by four siblings Georgeann Roberts and Morgan, Ronald and Phillip "Sonny" Roberts. Bill will be fondly remembered and missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include five children; Kathy Roberts (Kathi), Eric Roberts (Marilyn), Rebecca Plentl (Bob), Edie Schneider (Tony), and Jennifer Roberts; 15 grandchildren, Cody (Abby), Dakota (Haley), McKenna, Luke, Noah, Savannah, Jake, Morgan, Brett (Faith), Sidney (Jon), Eric, Holly and Heather, Dylan (Katherine), and Emma; three great-grandchildren, Ava, Chloe and Eli; two sisters, Lillian Oaks, Miamisburg, OH and Edith Bateman (Wayne), Dallas, TX and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, January 20, at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. His funeral service will be 12 noon Saturday January 20, in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel concluding with Full Military Honors. Private burial will be in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made to: www.kraftfs.com
Published on January 17, 2018
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