James Alvin Roberts, 77, of Tilton, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at home surrounded by family.
Services will be noon May 5 at Pape Funeral Home.
Burial with military honors to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
James was born Jan. 22, 1940, in Athens, Alabama, to Herman and Nellie (Beddingfield) Roberts. He served two terms in the United States Army.
James married Sarahann D. Boyle.
Survivors: his children, Vern (Mary) R. Walser III, Bill Walser, George (Joanne Seilhymer) Goelz, Terry (Misty) Goelz, Debbie (Michael) Doggett, Laurie (David) Murphy and Teresa Ann Roberts; brothers, Clayburn (Rhoda) Roberts, Ray Roberts and Leon (Mary) Roberts; sisters, Vaughnie (Kenneth) Faulkner, Ruby (Ted) Brown and Wiladean Miller; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, James "Jimbo" Roberts; brothers, Martin "Joe" Roberts and D.C. Roberts; brother-in-law, Bobby Miller; grandchildren, Will Charles Meers and Seth Justin Meers; and great-grandchild, Cheyann Hardwick.
Published on May 3, 2017