Willie W. 'Willie' Roberts

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mr. Willis W. "Willie" Roberts, age 72, of Greencastle, formerly of Elkhart, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital.

Born Dec. 7, 1938 in Angola, Ind., he was the son of Willis W. and Lois A (Powers) Roberts Sr.

He was a graduate of Concord High School in Dunlap.

He married Bonnie (Scobee) Roberts on July 3, 1980, and she survives.

Willie had worked 13 years as a utility clerk for the Kroger grocery in Elkhart, retiring in 2008. He had previously worked at Manchester Tank and the Stevens Spring Co. in Elkhart.

He was a member of the Greencastle Christian Church and a former member of the Elkhart Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; two sisters, Arlene (Lloyd) Shrock of Clermont and Linda (Jim) Nagy of Elkhart; his in-laws, Willard and Jean Scobee of Greencastle; several nephews and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Rev. Mark Miller officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Friday until time of service.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osceola, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory to American Heart Association, Elkhart Church of Christ or the donor's favorite charity.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.