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Ray Roberts, 91, of Eagle Drive, Morehead, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at his home.

Born April 13, 1925, in Haldeman, he was the son of Emmitt C. and Minerva J. Johnson Roberts. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Roberts and Ralph Roberts.

Ray is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty Williams Roberts, whom he married September 1, 1949, and their three children: Renae Walker and husband Dave of Albany, Georgia, Garrick Bruce "Rick" Roberts of Jamestown, New York, and Julie Roberts of Morehead.

Also surviving are five grandchildren: Larry (Shelley) Lykins, Shannon Ray (Rebecca) Lykins, Matthew Todd (Ashley) York, Edward Andrew "Andy" (Miranda) Roberts, and Eric Wesley Roberts; seven great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Ray served in the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant from 1942 - 45. Upon his return from the military, he was a dispatch operator for the Kentucky State Police and later a radio engineer for Earl Young. He retired from Morehead State University as Chief Engineer after more than 20 years of service. Ray was a model airplane enthusiast and enjoyed making and flying the planes at the old Farmers Airport.

At his request, a private family service will be held.

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead is caring for arrangements.

View or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com
Published on July 26, 2016
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