Terry Roberts, age 75, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 1:09 p.m. at Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4 with burial to follow in Sulphur Spring Cemetery in Simpson County.
Terry was born May 19, 1943 in Simpson County to the late James Vaughn Roberts and the late Edith Dawson Roberts Akin. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Roberts; step-father, Duncan Akin; sister-in-law, Joneida Roberts; and brother-in-law, Billy Reid.
Terry is survived by his wife, Pat Roberts; three children, Tracey Roberts of Birmingham, Alabama, Debbie Henderson (Ron) of Sierra Madre, California, and Bart Roberts (Kim) of Franklin; four grandchildren, Jessica Clayton (Cody), Maisie Henderson, Riley Henderson, and Zoie Roberts; one great-granddaughter, Maci Clayton; a sister, Brenda Reid of Franklin; and special caregiver, Suellen Walton of Woodburn.
Terry Roberts was an employee of the Kendall Company for 38 years, starting out as a material handler in 1961 and working his way up to positions as an electrician, engineer, maintenance foreman, and finally, management.
Terry was an avid fisherman. He taught all of his children and grandchildren to fish, enjoyed fishing with his friends, and held the state record for the largest bluegill caught in Kentucky waters in 1971.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 and from 6 a.m. until service time Thursday, April 4 at Gilbert Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at www.gilbertfhonline.com.