Chad Allen Roberts of Whitesville, KY was called home after a 3 ½ year battle with
cancer on January 20, 2023 at the age of 58 surrounded by many loved ones and
also the love and prayers of so many others not present. He was born on February
22, 1964 in Owensboro to the late M.C. and Barb Roberts.
Chief Petty Officer Roberts proudly served 22 years in the military, 4 years in the
United States Air Force and 18 years in the United States Naval Reserves (HooRah
Seabees!). His military career included a 2009 deployment to Iraq, 2010 and 2014
deployment to Afghanistan, and a 2012 deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Chad’s natural leadership and ability really shined while serving, earning him
many medals: Iraq Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star; Afghanistan Campaign
Medal with two Bronze Stars; Air Force Commendation Medal; Seabee Combat
Warfare Specialist insignia; Navy pistol Rifleman Marksman with Silver “E” for
expert; Navy Rifleman Marksman with Silver “E” for expert; Navy/Marine Corps
Achievement with two Gold Stars in lieu of third award; Navy “E” ribbon with two
Silver “E” in lieu of second award; Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star in
lieu of second award; and Army Commendation Medal with Bronze Cluster in lieu
of second award.
Chad was employed at Aleris/Commonwealth for 21 years, lastly serving as
Casting Maintenance Superintendent/Outage Planner. He was a lifelong member
of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville. God was always first, his
family second, and UK sports were third. Chad was a passionate man, as anyone
could attest to who saw him watch UK sports. He also made it a lifelong goal to
make sure those around him worked at their full potential by interjecting his
strong and often loud opinions on the matter. Some of his favorite pastimes were
golfing with his buddies, hunting, and puttering around in his golf cart, family
dogs in tow, visiting with neighbors. Chad’s pride and joy were his children. In his
life on Earth, he was able to witness two who graduated from college and two
who have served in the United States Marine Corps.
No matter where he might be, Chad stopped whatever he was doing for his
morning prayers. Family and friends will always fondly remember witnessing this
powerful testimony to his close relationship with the Lord. Chad will be missed by
all who knew him, especially by his family.
Chad is survived by Stacey, his loving wife of 25 years, and children, Chassity,
Zeke, Zach, and Briar; his siblings, Dwayne and Lisa, Kelly Jo and Marty, Chris and
Shelia, Bruce and Angie, Jody and Virginia, Donna and Dan; aunts, uncles and
many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his special pal of 15 years, “Lucky Dog”.
A funeral mass will be at 12 Noon on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at St. Mary of
the Woods Catholic Church. Burial with full military honors to follow at St Mary of
the Woods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday, January 24,
2023 and 10am to 11:30am Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Cecil Funeral Home
in Whitesville, KY. A Funeral Dinner will follow burial.
Funeral Mass will be live streamed at www.cecilfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Benedict’s Shelter, 1001 W. 7 th
Street, Owensboro, KY 42301 and St. Jude’s.