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John Roberts, 1941-2021


Last updated 4/8/2021 at 1:21pm

John Roberts, 80, of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Somers Hospice House.

He was born March 26, 1941 in Miami to the late Edward and Naomi Roberts; he moved to Lake Wales from Indiana 12 years ago. He was a retired refrigeration tradesman and was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam era. John was a member of the VFW Post 4289 of Winter Haven and was the Past Vice Commander for the VFW Post 2420 in Lake Wales.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Roberts, who passed in November.

John is survived by his daughter, Michelle Copson (Dean) of Lake Wales; sons, Edward Roberts (Sue) of Illinois, Joe Roberts (Lisa) of Indiana, James Roberts (Melissa) of Florida, William Roberts (Jane) of Indiana, Matthew Roberts of Indiana, and Charles Roberts (Nancy) of Texas; sisters, Patricia Dice (Bob) of Washington, and Ada Emery (Bob) of South Carolina; brother, James Roberts (Nancy) of North Carolina; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

No services are scheduled at this time. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling arrangements.


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