Edward “Ed” Roberts, 89, of Eaton, Ohio died Saturday, Aug. 31 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
Born on April 16, 1924 near Bone Cave in Van Buren County, he was the son of the late Abijah E. and Nancy Ann (Hillis) Roberts. He worked for 45 years with GM – Harrison Radiator in Dayton, Ohio. He was a 50-plus year active member of The Church of Christ in Eaton and member of Eaton Senior Citizens.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Helen M. (Shiverdecker) Roberts on Dec. 9, 2006; brothers, A.C. Roberts, Albert T. Roberts, Elmo B. Roberts, George Roberts and James Marshal Roberts; sisters, Martha Ann Bouldin, Evie Cunningham, Versa Powers and Larcena Roark.
He is survived by his children, Pamela A. (Philip) Brissey of West Alexandria, Ohio, Anna M. (Randy) Clark of Kettering, Ohio, Edward E. Roberts and friend Sue Floyd of Eaton, Ohio, and John P. (Andi) Roberts of West Manchester, Ohio; grandchildren, Kristen Lee, Paul Brissey, Dan Roberts, Justin Clark, Jessica BonDurant, Sam Roberts and Sean Roberts; step-grandchildren, Shelby and Savannah Reece; great-grandchildren, Austin Lee, Ryan Lee, Micayla Lee, Gracie Roberts, Eli Roberts and Clark BonDurant; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. at The Church of Christ, 725 U.S. Route 35 West, Eaton, Ohio with Rev. Paul Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at Eversole Cemetery near New Lebanon, Ohio. Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Barnes Funeral Home, 220 East Main Street, Eaton, Ohio and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Friday. Memorials may be made to the charity your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barnesfuneralhome.com.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 4, 2013