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Vernon L. Roberts
March 28, 1948 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
Mr. Vernon Lee Roberts, age 75, of Benton, Illinois passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Bill Hottenson officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.
Mr. Roberts was born on March 28, 1948, in Benton, Illinois; the son of Marion Roberts and Oma (Jones) Roberts.
Vernon was a retired small engine repairman, last working with Benton Lawn and Garden.
He was a member of the South Benton Missionary Baptist Church until it’s closing. He enjoyed working, tinkering on projects in his garage, spending time with his family, especially the grandkids.
Surviving are two sons: Riley Roberts and wife Leann of Ewing, Illinois, Jeff Roberts of Benton, Illinois; Vernon’s girlfriend Hazel Jones of Benton, Illinois; grandchildren including: Kessa Roberts and husband Brandon Bernard of Ewing, Illinois, Kacee Roberts and husband Kyle Neal of Ewing, Illinois, Peyton Roberts and fiancée Abby Beasley of Ewing, Illinois, Montana Roberts of Tennessee, Cami Roberts of Logan, Illinois; great-grandchildren: Brynlee Bernard, Gunner Bernard, Slade Bernard, River Wolf, Alaska Wolf, Tate Neal, Hallie Neal, Staley Roberts; two sisters Jane Stowers of Benton, Illinois, Carolyn McLearin and husband Lonnie of Whittington, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother William M. Roberts and wife Linda, two sisters Wanda Frost and husband Eddie, Lucille Elko and husband John, and a brother-in-law Larry Stowers.
The family prefers memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with expenses and will be accepted at the Leffler Funeral Home.
To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Vernon; visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.