November 19, 1926 - June 25, 2021
John R. Roberts was a loving husband, father, brother, and a great friend. He was born November 19th, 1926 in Miners Mills Pennsylvania to Ex Uperious Roberts and Mary Forsey/Nunamaker. His mother nicknamed him Sunny. If you asked him why he would say "because he was so bright!" He grew up with two sisters Rita Cowan and Joan Crane. At the age of 17 he joined the United States Navy in 1944 serving two terms. He earned the Navy Unit Commendation, Victory Medal, and American Theatre. After the Navy he met the love of his life Donia. They were married and moved around until settling in Springfield Missouri. While living there he worked as an Insurance Agent until he retired. Once retired they moved to Pomme De Terre Lake and settled in Pittsburg Missouri. In 1982 he and his best friend Delbert joined the Lodge Knights of the Pythians. They donated to many different causes until the Lodge closed around 2001. John was a great kidder. He joked with all his friends and family. He enjoyed playing cards with his buddies early mornings at Chuck Wagon Restaurant and Lone Pine Restaurant. Throughout the years the games became less and less as his buddies were passing away. So for fun he would go to Bullseye and Alps to play scratcher tickets along with Powerball and Mega Millions winning from time to time and joking with friends. He was always around for anyone who needed his help or advice. His favorite saying was "Life is what you make it!" He is preceded in death by his wife Donia J. Roberts, Father Ex Uperious Roberts, Mother Mary Forsey/Nunamaker, Son John "Exie" Roberts, and older sister Rita Cowan. He is survived by Daughter Belinda Hord of California, Son Richard Scott of Massachusetts, Daughter Rita Smith of Arkansas, Daughter Robbie Wolfinbarger of Texas, Son George Roberts of Missouri, Daughter Donia Roberts of Missouri, and Daughter Judith Rowe of Kentucky. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of John Roberts please visit our Sympathy Store.
John R. Roberts was a loving husband, father, brother, and a great friend. He was born November 19th, 1926 in Miners Mills Pennsylvania to Ex Uperious Roberts and Mary Forsey/Nunamaker. His mother nicknamed him Sunny. If you asked him why he... View Obituary & Service Information
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