Burl Lee Roberts, 86
Funeral services for Burl Lee Roberts, 86, of Caulfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at Elijah Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Mr. Roberts died Feb. 10 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, Missouri.
He was born March 10, 1934, in Elijah, the son of Homer Lee and Ethel Hardin Roberts. He graduated from Bakersfield High School. Mr. Roberts was a veteran, having served with the United States Army. He was known as a tough man with the kindest heart. He was a master horseman and equipment operator. He loved his grandkids and enjoyed training bird dogs, pulling ponies and coaching basketball and baseball.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Briggs Roberts; three children, Bruce Roberts and wife Dawn, Debbie Martin and husband Steve, and Kathy Wunderlich and husband Rich; eight grandchildren, Steven, Darren, Brittney, Danielle, Kyle, Stephanie, Whitney and Bryan; nine great-grandchildren, Allie, Andrew, Ella, Elena, Graclynn, Bentley, Loxley, Dawson and Reed; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Shawna Roberts and Teresa Parrish; one grandson, Cory Parrish; and two brothers, Gary and Leonard Roberts.
Burial will be in the Elijah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Elijah Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home.
Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.