2008-02-16 / Obituaries

Billy W. Roberts

A service for Billy W. Roberts, 63, of Thornville, was February 11, 2008, at Boring- Sheridan Funeral Home, Millersport. Burial was at Floral Hills Memory Garden.

Billy, beloved husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, went to Heaven on Feb. 6, 2008, at FairfieldMedical Center, Lancaster. He was born May 18, 1944, to the late Benjamin and May (Caudell) Roberts.

Billy proudly served his country as a Marine in Vietnam. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion of Millersport and the FairfieldBeach United Methodist Church. Billy touched and inspired many lives with his quiet strength, courage and open loving heart. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Death is not a tragedy for a man who has lived true.

Billy is survived by best friend and loving wife, Patricia (Downey) Roberts; sons, Bill (Karen) Roberts, and Joe Roberts; daughter, Betsy (Chris) Heise; beloved grandchildren, Will and Anna Bea Heise, and Sarah Roberts; and great-grandson, Shayne Roberts; sisters, Betty (Harold) Brison, Gloria (Clifford) Moran, Linda (Lynn) Milliser, and Sandra (Larry) Winegardner; many nieces and nephews; friends too numerous to mention; and his little dog, Minnie Pearl.

Memorial contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans National Headquarters, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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