SMITHLAND — Hobart Merlin Roberts, 87, of Smithland died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his home.
He was a retired dairy farmer and a member of Smithland First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Champion Roberts; three sons, Stanley Roberts of Ventura County, Calif., Wendell Roberts of Ventura, Calif., and Benjamin Roberts of Amsterdam, Netherlands; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Hans Roberts. His parents were Stanley and Mabel Roberts.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland with the Rev. Brian Arnold officiating. Burial will be at Minisink Church Cemetery in Montague, N.J.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.