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Ellis Herman Roberts Sr.


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Ellis Herman Roberts Sr. Obituary
Ellis Herman Roberts Sr., of Lecanto, known to his friends as Herman, passed away Monday July 25, 2016 in Lecanto.
He was born April 4, 1941 to the late Ellis Hezekiah and Ila Mae (Taylor) Roberts in Hollywood, Florida and moved to Lecanto when he was 3 years of age where he spent the remainder of his life. Growing up his dad taught him to run heavy equipment and at age 16 went to work in his dad's business Roberts Contractor. In 1973 his dad retired and he and a friend purchased the equipment and started King and Roberts. After 5 years he sold his interest in the business and later went to work for Florida Power working as a nuclear welder, mostly at the Crystal River Power Plant where he retired at age 65.
In addition to his parents, Herman was preceded in death by his wife of 22 years, Sunny; son Allen Carroll Roberts and brother Allen Carroll Roberts. He is survived by 2 sons and one step-daughter, Ellis Herman Roberts, Jr (Teresa) of Cape Canaveral, Jon Michael Roberts (fiancé Amber) of Lecanto and Robin Townshend (Billy) of Crystal River, 8 grandchildren, Hailey, Savannah, Chase, Ashlee, Morgan, Jordyn, Cali and Khylee, one brother Gerald Roberts and 3 sisters Frances Georgiou, Beverly Sigmon, Linda Whitelaw along with many nieces and nephews. Herman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lecanto. The family will receive friends at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa on Friday July 29th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Saturday July 30th at the First Baptist Church of Lecanto at 11 a.m. with interment following at Magnolia Cemetery, Lecanto. www.wilderfuneral.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 29, 2016
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