Earl Ray Roberts
Monday 1st of January 1934 - Wednesday 7th of October 2020
Private Funeral Service
391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY
Earl Ray Roberts, 86, of Lexington and widower of Janet Kohl Roberts passed away at home, surrounded by family on Oct. 7, 2020. Born to the late Sam and Maggie Manley Roberts Jan. 1, 1934 in Owingsville, KY. He was a graduate of Bath Co. High School and the University of Kentucky. After graduating from the University, Earl had a 40 year career as an advertising executive at the Lexington-Herald Leader. He was an avid golfer and ardent UK fan. He also loved being in the company of his family and friends, and he enjoyed his beer. His golf trips with his “Geezers Gone Wild” friends were legendary.
Survivors include his 3 daughters, Deborah (Wayne) Boian, Becky (Allan Robertson) Ramsey, and Libby (Cecil) Smith; 1 sister Gladys Morris; 9 grandchildren, Michael (Brynne) Boian, Missy (Joey) Siemer, Lauren (David) Ridderikhoff; Matthew Boian, Lee (Rachel) Ramsey, Mark Boian, Jason (Hayley) Smith, Hannah Robertson, and Josh Smith; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog Rhodi.
In addition to his loving wife of 60 years and his parents, he was preceded in death by his son David E. Roberts and 3 siblings, Louise Jones, Eulah Miller, and Sam Roberts, Jr.
His funeral will be private followed by private burial at Lexington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations encouraged to the Thomson Hood Veterans Center or Bluegrass Care Navigators.
I am very sorry about your dad. I am happy that he can be reunited with your mom and your brother. I will pray for peace for your family. Bill
Gene and Barbara Ranviersays
So sorry for your loss
Rick and Kathy Goochsays
We were so sorry to hear of Uncle Earl's passing. Praying for peace for your family. I'm sure Janet and David are getting big hugs! We love you all and are there with you in spirit.
Clarence and Paula Kellysays
RIP dear sweet Uncle Earl Ray. Condolences to your wonderful family in the tough days ahead. Daddy will be glad to see you again. Love you all and take care of yourselves.
Brad and Stacy Rogerssays
Sending prayers to the Robert’s family... Earl Ray was one of a kind... Love to all... Brad, Stacy, Lane &Nicky
We are so sorry for your loss. He was a good man that laughed so easily!! We are thinking of and praying for the family.