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Robert Leon Roberts Sr.

January 6, 1935 October 2, 2020
Robert Leon Roberts Sr.
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Obituary for Robert Leon Roberts Sr.

Robert Leon Roberts Sr., 85 husband of Ruby Brinegar Roberts, passed away on October 2nd at the Marcum-Wallace Memorial Hospital. Leon was born and raised in Estill County, he lived in Ohio for 20 years while he worked at the Athena Paper Company, where he served as union steward, and was also vice president of Roberts Furniture. He returned to Irvine in 1971. He was elected as mayor of Irvine in 1981. He recently served on the Residents Council at the Irvine Health and Rehab Center. He was very involved and loved his community greatly.

Leon had many, many friends and he never met a stranger. He loved politics and was a pure Republican thru and thru. He enjoyed farming, and always gave more away than he kept or sold, he was the best Tobacco cutter around. He was a champion coon hunter, an avid horseman, who enjoyed trail ridding and horse shows. He was a true blue UK basketball fan. No matter where he was or what he was doing, he was always joking, picking and pranking. We will all miss his smile, laugh, visits and phone calls.

Survivors others than his loving wife of 64 years Ruby, include his daughter Debra R. (Roger) Kissick; his son Robert "Robbie" (Shaye) Roberts; his granddaughters Rachel (Nick) Roberts and Ratisha (Jacob) Puckett; great grandsons Brennan, Lukas, Shelby, and Taylor. He was preceded in death by his parents Dudley Grand and Effie Williams Roberts; his brothers Dudley Jr., Brown, Herbert; his sisters Eula Mae Roberts, Geneva Harris, Euphemia Tipton, Rowena Newton, and Mary Horn.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals, with Jim Bonny and Chris Greene officiating. Burial will follow in the Brinegar Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 11:00 am until service time.

Pallbearers will be Ken Brinegar, Buddy Horn, Lance Horn, Jamie Bingham, Justin Bingham, and Jacob Puckett. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Dean, Eddie Dean, Bunt Gross, Jeff Hix, and James Bingham Sr.

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Visitation

Tuesday

6

Oct

11:00 AM 10/6/2020 11:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 10/6/2020 2:00:00 PM
Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals

224 Main Street
Irvine, KY 40336

Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals
224 Main Street Irvine 40336 KY
United States

Service

Tuesday

6

Oct

2:00 PM 10/6/2020 2:00:00 PM
Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals

224 Main Street
Irvine, KY 40336

Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals
224 Main Street Irvine 40336 KY
United States

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Brinegar Cemetery Final Resting Place
United States
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