Thursday, January 21, 2010

Austin J. Roberts, 97, of Golden, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Barry County Care Center in Cassville.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1912, in Perryville, the son of John and Cora Roberts. He grew up one of 13 children. He was educated in auto mechanics and experienced in all types of auto body and maintenance work. In 1941, he joined the United States Army. After honorably serving his country in World War II and the Korean Conflict he returned to the states to marry Violet Maxine Dobbins in Minneapolis, Minn. They moved to Golden over 30 years ago to make their home. She preceded him in death on Dec. 29, 1997.

Survivors include: one son, Gary Roberts, of Warsaw; one daughter, Sharon Elder, of Perryville; five grandchildren; and several great and great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Friday at the Viney Creek Cemetery in Golden with Rev. J. Robert Webster officiating.