John Eugene Roberts, age 71, of McLeansboro, passed away at 8:36 a.m. Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital of Evansville, Indiana.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Leffler Funeral Home with Bro. Willie Huffine officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Leffler Funeral Home.
Military Honors by the Benton American Legion Post #280 and the V.F.W. Post #2671 and the Army National Guard of Marion; will be at the conclusion of the Celebration of Life Service, outside of the funeral home.
Due to Health Concerns related to COVID-19: Visitation and Funeral services are limited to 50 people at one time; facial coverings are required; and social distancing should be observed. If you are sick, please stay at home.
John was born on October 4, 1948 in Benton, IL; the son of Roy Roberts and Edith (Carpenter) Roberts. He would marry the former Marie Darlene Heifner on October 15, 1977; and she survives.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. His flag was proudly displayed in his front yard day and night.
John worked for BRP Boat manufacturing until its closure. He formerly worked at Old Ben Coal as a weigh man, and with Coca-Cola, and was a handyman with carpenter work.
He was a member of the Plasters Grove Free Will Baptist Church of Thompsonville.
John enjoyed hunting with his oldest daughter, playing old country gospel music on his guitar, and small engine repair in his community. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving is his loving wife, of one month shy of 43 years, Darlene Roberts of McLeansboro; two daughters: Leigh Ann Blackburn of West Frankfort, IL, Amanda and husband James Cranmore of Harrisburg, IL; seven grandchildren: Kearsten, Kendall, Kyleigh, Kade, Macy, Braylin and Kambree.; a sister-in-law Malinda Roberts of Benton; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jim and Patty Heifner of Thompsonville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Randall, Floyd, Marion and Darrell; a sister Opal; four infant siblings; and a grandson Isaiah Snowden.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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