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Obituary for William T. "Bill" Roberts, Jr.
William T. “Bill” Roberts, Jr., age 75, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital. He was born October 12, 1945, in Coal Ridge, son of the late William Thomas Roberts, Sr. and the late Alice Ida Andrews Roberts Stoneking. He was a 1965 graduate of Shenandoah High School, and he was a decorated United States Army veteran. He served as a sergeant in the Vietnam War, having received the Air Medal with oak leaf clusters, the Cross for Gallantry, and the Purple Heart. He was employed by Roberts Construction and he was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Akron. He enjoyed fishing. Bill was known for being a man who would give you the shirt off his back.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three daughters, Kelly Roberts, Sheila Roberts, and Shayla Roberts; one brother, Richard A. “Butch” Roberts; and two step-sisters, Joyce Daughtery and Janet Stoneking.
He is survived by his children, Amy Roberts Nguyen of Clarksburg, Maryland, Leslie A. Tilton of Dublin, Linda Kay Roberts of Caldwell, William Lee Roberts of North Canton, and William Thomas Roberts, III, of Akron; two brothers, Michael M. (Patti) Roberts of Zanesville and Bernard E. (Becky) Roberts of Akron; a step-brother, William (Ruth Ellen) Stoneking of Pleasant City; 20 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 4-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Thursday, February 25th at 11AM with Ken Perkins officiating. A veteran’s graveside service will follow at Halley’s Ridge Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations.