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Lee E. Roberts

September 27, 1926 — May 23, 2022

Lee E. Roberts Jr, 95, of Owensboro passed away Monday, May 23, 2022, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. The Tulsa, Oklahoma native was born September 27, 1926, to the late Lee Elmer Roberts Sr and Elizabeth Bourne Roberts. They moved to Norman, Oklahoma where Lee grew up. After high school graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy at the end of WWII. Using his G-I bill, he received his degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma University. Lee moved to Owensboro in 1950 to work for G.E. and retired after 34 years in the Tube Department. He and his wife loved to travel and took many wonderful trips together. As a faithful member of First Baptist, he served as Deacon and taught Sunday School at many levels. After retirement, Lee meticulously cared for the grounds around the church and kept them looking beautiful.

In addition to his parents, Lee also was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Guelda Sue Thompson Roberts; brother, Ralph Roberts; sisters, Margaret Lee Nichols and Mary Elizabeth Amador.

Those who remain to honor and cherish his memory include his three children, Martha Sue Forsythe (Ernie), Jerry Lee Roberts (Lynsley Stewart), and James Ralph Roberts (Nancy Dunn); seven grandchildren, Ashley Roberts, Brittany Fitzgerald (Carter), Matthew Roberts (Bailey), Will Roberts (Maria), Tom Roberts, Annie Svendsen (Adam), and Elizabeth Roberts; ten great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service for Lee Roberts will be 1:00 pm, Friday, May 27 at First Baptist Church with visitation from 11:00 am until the time of service. Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 230 J.R. Miller Blvd. Owensboro, KY 42303.

Condolences and memories for Lee's family may be left at www.glenncares.com.
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Friday, May 27, 2022

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