The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 29, 2013

George Roberts Jr.


DANVILLE — George Roberts Jr., 71, of Danville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home.

He was born Feb. 7, 1941, in Danville to George and Sue (Herb) Roberts.

George attended Danville schools and was a member of the Masonic Temple for 47 years. He was an adamant Chicago Bears fan and avid race fan of the Indy 500.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Sunset Funeral Home, with a Masonic service at 10:45 a.m. A celebration of George’s life will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Jim Blue. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

George is survived by three children, Susan Linn Roberts of Westville, William Ray Roberts (Brenda Terrell) of Danville and James Albert Roberts (Mary Sanders) of Westville; grandchildren, Jeff and Tabitha (Warren) Roberts of Danville, James Roberts Jr. (Candy Lewis) of Westville, Amy Roberts (Ron Robertson) of Georgetown and Spc. Kayla Roberts; great-grandchildren, Drake Alexander Roberts of Westville and Carson David Roberts of Danville; two sisters, Jackie Roberts Ryan of Danville and Sandy Roberts (Stewart) Hutchison of Carmel, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

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