Carl Hardin Roberts Jr.



Carl Hardin Roberts Jr., 71, of Brownstown passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Born Oct. 26, 1944, in Brownstown, he was the son of Carl H. Roberts Sr. and Lorena Mae Weaver Roberts, both of whom preceded him in death. On Nov. 18, 1962, he married Charlene Roberts, who survives in Brownstown.

He was a member of Haleysburg Nazarene Church and had retired from Cummins Engine Co. after 40 years. He then worked at Versatech for nine years. He also served as justice of the peace in Jackson County from 1972 to 1974.

Reflecting over Junior’s life, as family and friends called him, he was always a very loving and giving man. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a very active husband and father, coaching, leading Cub Scouts and attending sporting events.

He was always a Christian example, both by leading and participating in his faith. He experienced a new joy as he loved being a part of his grandchildren’s lives.

Family was the cornerstone for Junior, and he sought out every opportunity to let us know we were loved. Most recently, Junior was blessed with three great-grandchildren that were “papaw’s little angels, papaw’s little babies.”

He was loved and will be sorely missed by his family. With the example and the commitment he made to Christ, however, we will see him again.

Survivors also include three sons, Mark (Tressia) Roberts of Crawfordsville, Matt (Wendy) Roberts of Brownstown and Tim Roberts of Canon City, Colorado; a daughter, Tammy (Mark) Vehslage of Brownstown; a sister, Donna Barnes; 10 grandchildren, Lenae (David) Anderson, Kristin (Jacob) Lough, Jacob (Barbara) Roberts, Matthew (Jodi) Roberts, Tim Roberts, Riley Roberts, Cheyenne Roberts, Jack Roberts, Kaitlyn Vehslage and Andy Vehslage; and three great-grandchildren, Conner Roberts, Addilyn Anderson and Nolan Lough.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff Roberts.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Spurgeon Funeral Home Inc. in Brownstown with Sherman Beville officiating. Interment will be at Smallwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Haleysburg Nazarene Church or Schneck Medical Center Hospice.

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