Obituary of Jerry Wayne Roberts
Age 81, of Mt. Morris, passed away Friday, September 22, 2023, at Willowbrook Manor, with his family by his side. A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 29, 2023, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services. Pastor Brian Southerland to officiate, with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Jerry’s family will be present to receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Jerry’s tribute wall at martinfuenralhome.com.
Jerry was born in Paragould, Arkansas, on June 7, 1942, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Beryl James and Mildred Bernice (Russom) Roberts. Jerry received his Journeyman's license as a pipefitter, and shortly after, he began his career at General Motors working as a pipefitter for 40 years, until his retirement in June of 2000. Jerry met and married the love of his life, Pricilla Stallions, on June 22, 1962, Sadly, she preceded him in death on March 22, 2020. Jerry took great care of his beloved wife right up until the time of her death. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He took great pride in his grandchildren and loved to spend time with them at all of their sporting events, taking them on Easter Egg Hunts, trick-or-treating, doing flips, building Legos together, or just his weekly visits. They were the light of his life. Jerry was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was a very intellectual man and enjoyed researching everything. Jerry was a car guy and was passionate about restoring classic cars. He has owned several classic cars over the years that he has done all the bodywork on as well as the beautiful paint jobs. Jerry was also a member of the Buick GS Club. He was known as a jack-of-all-trades as not only could he restore classic cars, but he built his family's home from the ground up. In his free time, Jerry enjoyed attending car shows, watching NASCAR, and reading car magazines. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.
Left to cherish Jerry’s memory are his children: Wayne and wife, Brenda Roberts, Teresa and husband, Joe Papesh, Jeanette and husband, Jeffery Stoltenberg; grandchildren: James, Monica, Ryan and wife, Melissa, Lindsay and husband, Drew, Chelsea and husband, Brennon, Tommy, Austin, Ashley; great-grandchildren: Jemma, Sawyer Jean; sister-in-law, Kay and husband, Steve Partridge; several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Pricilla; parents; sister, Barbara and husband, Bill Wolverton; sisters-in-law: Connie Booth and Bonnie Brazeal.