Gerald Allan “Jerry” Roberts, 81, of Gillespie, died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Saturday, September 18, 2021. He was born on August 9, 1940, in Litchfield to Harry O. Roberts and Tilley A. (Selsavage) Roberts.
He married Theressa Ann (Logsdon) Roberts on January 4, 1961, in Gillespie. He was a retired steelworker for Alton Steel. Gerald was an avid Cardinal fan, woodworker, bottle collector, walker and fisherman. He also enjoyed jig saw puzzles.
He is survived by his spouse, Theressa Roberts of Gillespie; daughters, Julie Ann Tesio of Wesley Chapel, FL, Tracy Hostettler (spouse, Chris) of Gillespie, and Cindy Bertolino (spouse, Ron) of Gillespie; sons, Gerald Allan Roberts Jr. (spouse, Emily Hofstatter) of West Hartford, CT, Derek Roberts of Gillespie, and Cory Roberts of Gillespie; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Hubert (spouse, Gerald) of Florida; and brothers-in-laws, Melvin Logsdon (spouse, Liz) of Springfield, David Logsdon (spouse, Linda) of Nebraska, and Larry Logsdon (spouse, Jane) of China.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Shirley King.
Friends may call on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services are Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie.
Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie. Memorials are suggested to the Community Unit School District #7 Construction Class. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.