Joseph Allen Roberts, 88, of Coolville

Joseph Allen Roberts, 88, of Coolville, passed away December 29, 2019, at Camden-Clark Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born on July 15, 1931 in Spencer, WV, the son of the late Royce and Hazel Miller Roberts.

Joe proudly served his country in both the Army and Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for Fenton Art Glass and served as Union Shop Steward for several years. Joe worked for Ohio University for several years before retiring. He was a member of the Elks for twenty-eight years and will be remembered for his love of telling stories. He had his pilots license and enjoyed boating and water skiing.

Joe is survived by his son Jeffery Roberts (Debbie) of Canton, step children Jeannie Petrie (Bruce) of Las Vegas, NV, Janie Higgins (Jim) of Raleigh, NC, John Michael Cunningham (Lynn) missionaries in the Dominican Republic, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, niece Robin Hannah, nephew Donnie Pitts, several great nieces and great nephews and extended family members including sister-in-law Lynda Shutts (Lee) who were close to Joe.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of forty-four years Mary Jo Hammer Roberts, brother Jack Roberts and sister Jean Pitts

A private service will be held at the families convenience.

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