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Vernon Lewis Roberts Sr., age 79, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at his home on Monday, May 15, 2017, from an extended illness.
Vernon was born on January 7, 1938, in Des Moines, Iowa, to the late Roy Roberts and Vera DeFord Roberts. After high school, Vernon served our country in the U.S. Marines. He worked as a cabinet maker for several years before becoming a supervisor in the carnival business where he enjoyed being able to travel.
On October 17, 1984, Vernon married Rosemary Stuteville, in Harrisonville, Mo. She preceded him in death on September 4, 2004.
Additionally, a son, Calvin Burch; two daughters, Tammy Roberts and Roselee Burch; sisters, Betty Jean Weber and Kathryn Dart, all preceded Vernon in death.
Survivors include a son, Vernon L. Roberts Jr.; daughters, Joanne Burch and Nancy Burch; brothers, Craig Fairall and wife, Malinda, of Tellico Plains, Tenn., Tom Dart, of Mesquite, Nev.; sisters, Barbara R. Hageman and husband, Fred, of Milton, Del., Vanessa L. Harris and husband, Darrell, of Sedalia, Mo.; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, and no services are scheduled at this time.
Published on  May 18, 2017
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