Fred Casey Roberts, 88, of Oxford, Alabama, formerly of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Birmingham (Alabama) Veterans Administration Medical Center where he had been a patient five days.
Mr. Roberts was born September 14, 1930, in Talladega, AL to William Ross and Mary Magdalene (Maggie) Canada. He moved to Washington Court House in 1954, from Alabama and lived here until returning to Alabama five years ago.
He was a retired electrician.
Mr. Roberts was a member the Center United Methodist Church and was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.
On August 2, 1954, he married the former Wilma Jean (Jeannie) Daniels. She preceded him in death on July 12, 2009. He was also preceded by a daughter, Mindy Gayle Roberts in 1970; seven brothers, V.T, R.C., Louie Eugene, Lewis, William, Robert and Franklin Roberts and three sisters, Odessa Butler, Lassie Allison and Ruby Holmes.
Mr. Roberts is survived by two sons, Jack L. Whited and his wife, Linda, and Rick L. Roberts, all of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Kristal Caton and her husband, Charles, of Greenfield, Amber Hall and her husband, Adam of Morrow, OH and Gary Whited and his wife, Chastity of Greenfield; four great grandchildren, Melody, Trey and Dalton Caton and Zack Jacobs and two brothers, Charles Roberts of Oxford, AL and Harlan Roberts and his wife, Louise, of Talladega, AL.
The funeral was held Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House, with James McIntosh, deacon at the Sabina Church of Christ, officiating.
Pallbearers for the burial in Washington Cemetery were Gary Whited, Charles, Dalton and Trey Caton, Adam Hall and Zack Jacobs.
Complete military honors were bestowed by the Honor Guard of Fayette County. Eddie Fisher gave comments and offered a prayer. The flag, which draped the casket of the Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, was folded by Paul Sands and Pat Dewees and was presented to Mr. Robert’s son, Jack Whited. Members of the honor guard were, Glenn Rankin, Gib Yoho, Bob Everhart, James Thayer, Larry Cruea, David Frederick and Jerrod Mitchell with Mike Curl serving as commander. Stephen Zastrow and Larry Bishop sounded Taps.
Visitation was held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.