HARLAN — Cecil Roberts, 96, of Harlan, Kentucky died Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Saint Joseph Berea Hospital in Berea, Kentucky. He was a man of tremendous strength and wisdom. Born in Balkan, Kentucky he had lived most of his life in Harlan County. In 1985 he retired from the Harlan Post Office where he had served for 38 years. He served his county well in the U.S. Army in World War II.
He was happily married to his late wife Geneva Tackett Roberts for 70 years. He was the Son of the Late Andy and Bessie Roberts. Also preceding him in death are his siblings Alfred, Bill, Joe, Callie, Mary Etta, and Ann as well as his grandson Andy Adkins.
Surviving are daughters: Patricia Roberts Lawson of Fairfield, OH and Greta Roberts Adkins of Harlan, KY; grandchildren: Mike (Lora) Lawson, Bryan Lawson, Robert Lawson all of Ohio, Jake (Paula) Adkins, Amy Adkins (Ben) Ritter all of Richmond, KY, and Leslie (Steve) Adkins-Howard of Harlan, KY; and great grandchildren: Michael Lawson, Jerron Lawson, Trevin Lawson, Josh Lawson, Brady Adkins, Caleb Adkins, Tanner Lawson, Cooper Adkins, and Mackenzi Adkins. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 17 from 4:00-6:00 PM with the Funeral Service immediately following at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home.
Interment will be Saturday, January 18 at 11:00 AM in the Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, Kentucky. The Harlan Honor Guard will provide military rites. Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers.
Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Roberts Family.
Condolences can be left at www.aljfh.com or www.harlanobits.net.