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Billy "Bill" Ray Roberts

Thursday, June 28th, 1928 - Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

Billy “Bill” Ray Roberts, 91, of Edgerton, KS passed away Feb. 3, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Sat., Feb. 8, 2020 at New City Church, 517 W. Morgan St., Edgerton, KS. Burial with military honors follows at St. Columbine Catholic Cemetery, Edgerton, KS. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children c/o Bruce Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Bill was born June 28, 1928 in Oakland, Oklahoma to David J. and Nellie (Johnson) Roberts. He grew up in Three Rivers, Texas. Bill served in the US Army towards the end of WWII and during the Korean War. He met Elizabeth “Beth” Mott on a blind date while he was in the Army and they married on Oct. 19, 1950 in Fremont, Idaho. After marriage they moved to Kansas City and finally to Edgerton. Bill was the owner and operator of Roberts Auto and Body, Edgerton, KS for over 50 years before his retirement. He volunteered as Assistant Fire Chief of Edgerton Fire Department for 25 years, served two terms on the Edgerton City Council, enjoyed spending time with family and often took vacations to visit those that were not in the area. He was a man that gave his time and expertise as a mechanic to help stranded motorists that were traveling through the area, often even opening his house and inviting them to stay for dinner as he worked on their vehicle. Bill was a member of the VFW and America Legion in Gardner. He will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; the love of his life, his wife of 55+years, Elizabeth “Beth” Roberts; all of his brothers: George Pennington, Ben Pennington, Donald Roberts and Jack Roberts. Bill is survived by his two sons: Jeffrey Roberts and his wife Aida, Fairfax, VA, Donald Roberts and his wife Shelby, Edgerton, KS; four grandchildren: Curtis, Diana, Holly and Richard; two great-grandchildren: Colton and Chyanne.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    New City Church
    Address
    517 W. Morgan
    EDGERTON, KS
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Columbine Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    20612 Dillie Rd
    EDGERTON, KS 66021
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  • US Army

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Our thoughts and prayers are with yall. Love Sandy and Beverly.
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George and Coti Thurman

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Rest In Peace Uncle Bill. Our Hearts and Prayers are with you. May you and Aunt Beth enjoy the rest of your journey together.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!!! "Love The Sharon Family"
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Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Uncle bill will be missed but so pleased he was part of our family.
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