Joseph Anthony Roberts, Sr., 70, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at his home. He was born November 15, 1948 in Daviess County to the late Wallace and Frances Tooley Roberts. Joe was retired after 25 years as a correctional officer with the Branchville (IN) Correctional Facility. Earlier in his life, he had worked for Fields Packing Co., Construction work, and Diamond Lanes Bowling Alley. He was of the Catholic faith, was a member and past board member of the Daviess Co. Fish and Game, and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed Nascar racing, U.K. basketball, and boating.
Joe was also preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Anthony Roberts, Jr. and William Joseph Roberts, a brother, Mark David Roberts, and a son-in-law, Leonard Reno Priest.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Roberts, two daughters, Stephanie Priest of Owensboro and Mary Beth McCubbins and husband Mike of Owensboro, two stepdaughters, Sherrie Hamilton (Julie Lyle) of Owensboro and Lisa Shelnutt of Owensboro, grandchildren, Santos (Danielle) Delgado, Selina Priest (James), Leanna Shelnutt, William Shelnutt IV, Madison Lyle, Houston Blake Roberts, Katie (Cory) McKeel, and Michael W. McCubbins, great-grandchildren, Aurora Mae, Benton Joseph, Leila Mae, and Jaxon, two sisters, Celia (Tony) Roach and Julia (Ricky) Houston, all of Owensboro, a brother, Warren (Ellen) Roberts of Missouri, and a sister-in-law, Cathy (Mike) Teasley of Owensboro.
The Funeral Service for Joseph Anthony Roberts, Sr. will be Noon Thursday, January 24, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday and after 10:00 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Hospital Transplant Center in Louisville or to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.