Wayne Eugene Roberts, 82

A memorial service for Wayne Eugene Roberts, 82, of Isabella, was held Nov. 24, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Halbert Smith officiating. Mr. Roberts, better known as Gene, died Nov. 19 at his home. 

He was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Cabool, the son of Alvin Wayne and Mae Wilson Roberts.

While he was attending high school in Taft, California, he met Sherry Canady. They were married on Jan. 1, 1957. 

After high school, Mr. Roberts worked for Chevron Oil Co. in Taft, which was the hub of the oil business at the time. He retired after 38 years and enjoyed the RV life, traveling all over the country before finding a home in Isabella with a view of Bull Shoals Lake. He and Mrs. Roberts lived there 17 years before his death. 

He enjoyed Oildorado Days in Taft. He loved to barbecue, watch sports and entertain; he simply loved talking with people. 

He is survived by his wife, Sherry K. Roberts; two sons, Russell and Mark Roberts; five grandchildren, Adam Roberts, Amy Roberts Rients, Hollie Roberts Ellington, Robert Roberts, Brittney Roberts Reaffener; three great-grandchildren, Seth Talnenetz, Sawyor Talnenetz, Alayna Ellington; and three brothers, Edward, Elvin and Larry Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.  

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