Douglas E. Roberts, age 79 years, of Excelsior Springs, passed away in the early morning hours of September 12, 2021 in the comfort of his home from natural causes.
Mr. Roberts was born April 11, 1942 in Kingsport, Tennessee. He graduated from Ketron High School of Kingsport. There he met the love of his life and wife, Patricia E. (Bass) Roberts. After serving 14 years in the Army, he retired at the rank of Staff Sergeant E6 and set to work as a Fleet Manager for Russel Stover Candies of Kansas City for 25 years prior to retirement. Doug Roberts was an avid member of 7th Cavalry Association, American Legion of Excelsior Springs, and Lawson Veterans of Foreign War. He also served the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church as a president, vice president, gatekeeper and elder.
Doug Roberts is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde E. Roberts and Ruby (Osborne) Roberts; and brothers, Thomas Roberts and Dallas Roberts.
He is survived in death by his wife, Patricia E. (Bass) Roberts; brother, Norman Roberts of Spokane, Washington; children, Carmen (Troy) Jones of Lebanon, Missouri, and Douglas E. (Pam) Roberts of Warsaw, Missouri; grandchildren, Jeremy (Suzanne) Knecht of Lawson, Missouri, David (Nikki) Roberts of Kansas City, Missouri, Drake Roberts of Warsaw, Missouri, Jessie (Clinton) Dysart of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Jamie Jones of Lebanon, Missouri; great grandchildren, Colin Knecht, Desiray Santucci, Danaka Knecht, Levi Knecht, Noah Roberts, Ziah Roberts, Scarlett Roberts, Gabriele Roberts, Aerith Roberts, and Autumn Dysart.
A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior Springs, MO, with a funeral to follow. The burial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. September 22, 2021, at Higginsville Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in memory of Douglas Roberts.
Arrangements are in the care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
You are in our thoughts and prayers as you start this new chapter of your life. Doug was a very special person and we were sorry we could not be there but we had made these plans longer ago. God be with you and we will see you soon.