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Charles F. Roberts

January 8, 1934 – April 28, 2022

Charles F. Roberts, 88, affectionately known as “Chuck”, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. 

He was born on January 8, 1934 in Saginaw and served in the US Navy and US Marines in 1954-1956. 

Upon returning from the service, he married Barbara Hearst of Poughkeepsie, New York.  Together they had five girls and fostered another daughter.  Throughout his career in sales, the family lived in Saginaw, Michigan; Warren, Michigan; Haven, Kansas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Noblesville, Indiana.

While residing in Noblesville, he owned his own handyman service.  Mr. Roberts will be remembered for his kindness and amazing skill set that he used to help everyone.  He loved to go fishing in Canada, travel the world with his wife, Laurel, and spend time in Florida. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Laurel; six daughters Tracy Roberts Shirazi, Susan Roberts, Kerry (Larry) Roberts Simmons, Robin Roberts Robertson, Joani (Dallas) Roberts Kelsey and Carole Coyer; three stepchildren Michellene (Steven) Clements, Dani (William) Mitchell and Michael Means; twelve grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and good friend Everett Ford.

He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Leone Roberts of Saginaw, Michigan; and first wife Barbara A. Roberts of Terre Haute.

A private family service will be held in Saginaw, Michigan.

The Good Earth Crematory, Bradenton, Florida is handling arrangements.