MEADE – Tom Roberts, 59, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in rural Meade County.
He was born July 17, 1954, to Amon Marion “Cotton” and Isola Ameila (Ward) Roberts in Cottage Grove, Ore.
He married Lola Goodale March 8, 1974 at Englewood. She survives.
He was an equipment operator for the Kansas Department of Transportation for 38 years. In addition to his career with the state of Kansas, he was the animal control officer for the City of Meade and worked as a handyman in the Meade area. He was a member of the Meade Fire Department for 33 years.
He attended the Emmanuel Mennonite Church.
He was a former Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, driving the antique fire truck for Christmas in the park and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include mother; son, Chris Roberts, Pueblo, Colo.; brothers, Bill Roberts, Grandbury, Texas, and John Roberts, Meade; six grandchildren, Tyson Hailey, Jaimee Hailey, Kaelan Roberts, Christopher Roberts, Mikaylea Roberts and Trenton Roberts; and great-grandchild, Sophia Castillo.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Terry Lee Roberts.
• Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church with the Rev. Ken Harder presiding.
Cremation has taken place
Burial will follow at the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerorme bachmanmortuary.com.