John Roberts Sr, age 77, of Metamora, died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville.
Born August 8, 1939, in Franklin County, Indiana he was the son of the late Neal and Mabel (Hughes) Roberts. On December 23, 1957, he was united in marriage to Rachel Josephine Russell, and she preceded him in death on October 2, 2011. Before his sickness he enjoyed the outdoors, coon hunting and fishing.
Survivors include five children, Leroy (Bonnie) Roberts of Laurel, John, Jr. (Donna) Roberts, Anita (Jimmy) Wells, Tim (Carol) Roberts and Lonnie (Kami) Roberts all of Metamora; four sisters; Dorothy Mc-Daniel, Betty Thomas, Nancy (Walter) Mullins, all of Metamora, and Margaret (Lowell) Creech of Greens-burg; five brothers, Rufus Roberts of Metamora, Claude Roberts, Marvin (Juanita) Roberts and Daniel (Kathy) Roberts all of Laurel, and David (Hazel) Roberts of Batesville; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wife Josephine, he was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Thomas; a brother, Paul Roberts; a granddaughter, Lydia Roberts; and two great-grand-children, Jacob Anthony Roberts and Baby Wilson.
Merle Seeley and Jim Wells officiated the funeral service on Monday morning, July 10, at Trinity Full Gospel Holiness Church in Metamora. Burial followed in Cupps Chapel Cemetery in Metamora. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Roberts family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsand