Raymond Lee Roberts

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Raymond Lee Roberts

July 26, 1935 - February 18, 2019

Raymond Lee Roberts MUNCIE [mdash] Raymond Lee Roberts Sr., 83, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, Feb. 18, 2019, at his residence.
He was born in Muncie on July 26, 1935, the son of Leslie and Bessie (Skelton) Roberts, graduated from Muncie Central High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Raymond was employed at Indiana Gas Co. for more than 30 years prior to his retirement. Previously he had been employed at Ball Brothers and Western Southern Insurance Co.
He was a member of the Yorktown American Legion for over 50 years, 40&8, United Steel Workers Union, Operation Eagles (care packages for soldiers), the United States Navy Memorial, and was a plank owner on the USS Intrepid. Raymond was a loving caring person who also loved animals and his rescue dog "Boss."
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Gala; five children, Ginger Roberts, Muncie, Raymond Lee Roberts Jr. (wife, Anne), St. Charles, Minnesota, Samuel Roberts (wife, Laura), Anderson, Henry Franklin, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Billie Lowjeski, Gwinn, Michigan; 12 grandchildren, Joe, Kristin, Erica, Sammy, Jahzeel, Owen, Alyvia, Shelby, Dakota, Kelsey, Shelby, and Marc; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy Crabtree, Muncie, and Betty Lambert, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sons, Rex and Allen Roberts; five brothers, Calvin, Charles, Paul, Arthur, and Keith Roberts; and two sisters, Mary Buck and Ethel Mae Cogdill.
Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with military rites by the U.S. Navy and Veterans of Delaware County.
Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Memorials may be directed to the U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009; F.O.E. Aeries 231 (Operation Eagles, care packages for soldiers), 1414 S. Batavia Ave., Muncie, IN 47302; or the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at meeksmortuary.com.
Published on February 20, 2019
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