Richard “Dick” Roberts died December 2, 2012 at 11:10 p.m. at his residence.
Dick was of Episcopal faith and a native of Paducah. He retired from Paducah Independent Schools, and served as maintenance superintendent for several area businesses including SynTechnics of Reidland and was an electrician.
Dick was a veteran of U.S. Navy and was aboard the ship that picked up the first astronaut when he landed.
He was a proud Eagle Scout and loved to fish and camp.
He is survived by his wife, Carolin Volkert Roberts of forty years; one daughter: Natalie Anne Roberts Walls and son-in-law Al, Nashville, Tenn.; one uncle, A.V. “Tony” Dallas. Lone Oak, KY and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Thomas and Virginia Almedia Dallas Roberts; and one sister, Janice Roberts.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Kenton Cemetery with the Rev. Jamie Broome officiating.
Friends may call Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 1-3 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY or to the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, 2200 Children’s Way, Nashville, TN 37232.
You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.