Walter Rayford Roberts, 81, husband of
Sadie M. (Geiger) Roberts, of Pennsburg, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Valley Manor in Coopersburg.
Born in Blanchard, OK, he was a son of the late Walter Riley and Maccie (McGuire) Roberts.
He was employed for 35 years as an upholsterer for Knoll and then he worked for Kulp Car Rental in Gilbertsville for 8 years.
He was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sumneytown.
Walter served as a paratrooper in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He loved to be outdoors and was an avid hunter and NASCAR fan.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 60 years, are his children, Mark Roberts of Muncy, PA; Lori Roberts Hill and her husband, Anthony of Gilbertsville, PA; and Kyle Roberts and his wife, Jane of Perkiomenville, PA; daughter in law Rita Roberts of Danville, PA; siblings, Travis, Dale and Caril Roberts of CA, Hiram Roberts of Co; Edna, wife of Carl Meir of TX; Arnita Vargas of OK; and Faye Frederick of Green Lane, PA; 6 grandchildren, Ryan; Andrew; Terri; Erin; Levi and Kasey; 2 great-grandchildren, Reece and Ridley. He was predeceased by siblings, Ruth Stroud; Beatrice Frederick, Elmer and Jerry Roberts.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3104 Main Street, Sumneytown, PA with the Rev. Rebecca L. Eisenhart and Pastor Robb Faller. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington Street, East Greenville, PA 18041. Share memories and offer words of comfort to the family at www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. John's Lutheran Church, Memorial fund.