(06/20/2007)
A Roane County man has died from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Wayne County.

Kenneth Lee Roberts, 39, of Spencer, died Sunday following the accident.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Revs. Charles Davis and Jackie Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Reedy, W.Va. Visiting hours are from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Roberts was a self-employed oil and gas operator for Geronimo Energy in Wayne County and was a Spencer High School graduate. He was formerly employed by J&F Well Service, Shanklin Green House and worked for Carl Smith Pipeline Co. from 1991 to 1999.

He was a lifelong member of the Boggs Fork Church and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was born July 25, 1967, in Ripley, W.Va., a son of Wayne and Janet Short Roberts of Spencer.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Kennedy Wayne Roberts of Spencer; two brothers, Mike Roberts and his wife, Charla, of Spencer and Rick Roberts and his wife, Velma, of Waynesburg, Pa.; and two nieces, Natalie and Caitlin Roberts, both of Spencer.

Kenny was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Clark and Verna Roberts; and maternal grandparents, Roma and Catheryn Short Jr.


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