Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


April 20, 2013

Philip M. Roberts - 1945-2013

KITTS HILL — Philip M. Roberts, 67, of Kitts Hill, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 19, 2013, in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va.  

The Ironton native was born Dec. 30, 1945, a son to the late Robert Ned and Juanita Patterson Roberts.  

Philip is survived by his wife of 39 years, Billie “Jean” Horn Roberts.

Mr. Roberts is a 1963 graduate of Dawson Bryant High School. Philip went on to join the U.S. Army where he served three years in Germany. He later worked at Armco/AK Steel where he retired after 38 years in January 2006. He was a member of 13th Street Missionary Baptist Church in Ashland. Philip enjoyed farming and the Ohio State Buckeyes, but most of all he loved his family dearly.

In addition to his wife, Philip is survived by a son, Philip M. (Kim) Roberts II of Kitts Hill; two daughters, Beth Manning Lambert of Kitts Hill and Carrie (Chris) Lafon of South Point; four grandchildren: Sarah Winters Brock, Rikki Fraley, Alex Roberts and Levi Lafon; a great-grandchild, Gabbi Brock; a brother, Robert “Bob” Roberts of Ashland; two sisters, Hilda “Jean” Terry of South Point and Penny (Jack) Davis of Ironton.

In addition to his parents, Philip was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Stan and Audrey Patterson; and 0paternal grandparents, Isaac and Nancy Roberts.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home in Ironton with Pastors Bill Parker, John Paul Patterson and Ryan McKee officiating. Burial will follow in Mamre Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 8850.  

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Roberts, Derek Roberts, Shawn Booth, Ronnie Greg, Eric Spurlock and Adam Gilmore; honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Carpenter, George Farley and Bill Hartley.

Condolences may be sent to the family at tracybrammerfh.com.

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