DECATUR — Harold D. Roberts, 69, of Decatur, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013 in his home with his wife by his side.
He was born August 18, 1944 in Bible Grove, Ill., the son of Andy and Dorothy (Greenwood) Roberts. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was previously employed as a machinist with Norfolk Southern Railroad retiring after thirty-two years of service. He was a member of the VFW. He was a pack rat and enjoyed fishing, traveling, visiting family, and tinkering. He married Francy Daugherty Benjamin October 31, 1987, in Monticello.
He leaves behind his wife Francy, sons Rick Roberts, of Decatur, Timothy Roberts, of Decatur, and Travis Benjamin and wife Angela, of Temple, Ga., daughter Bonnie Benjamin, of Weaver, Ala., brother Danny Roberts of Hawaii, sisters Margie Marshall of Beaumont, Calif., and Janet Stemson and husband Rob of Woodland, Wash., and grandchildren Phoxton Benjamin, Kayleigh Hindsman, and Richard, David, and Christopher Roberts.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jerry Roberts.
The family would like to thank Dr. Guaglianone, Nurse Kelly with the infusion department at Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois and the nurses and staff at DMH Hospice for their loving care, and a special thanks to all of Harold’s friends and family for their care and support.
Services to celebrate Harold’s life will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2013 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial with military honors conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard will be in the Illini Cemetery in Warrensburg. Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517Topeka, Kansas 66675 or The Mike Rowe WORKS Foundation, 429 Santa Monica Boulevard, #710, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
The family of Harold D. Roberts is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.