In Memoriam : Darrell Roberts

Darrell Roberts Darrell Roberts - age: 70
(April 11, 1947 to September 29, 2017 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday, October 2, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

1:00 p.m. Monday, October 2, 2017
Horse Prairie Cemetery
Sesser, Illinois 62884

Darrell Leon Roberts, age 70, of Benton, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at his home in Benton.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Horse Prairie Cemetery of Sesser, with Rev. Kent Dunford officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Darrell was born on April 11, 1947 in Benton, the son of Roy Roberts and Edith (Carpenter) Roberts. He married the former Malinda Ann Cockrum on July 4, 1970, and she survives.

He served his country in the U.S. Army and he was a member of the South Benton Missionary Baptist Church.

Darrell could fix anything he put his mind to. He could look at a picture and build it exactly like it.

He had many jobs and hobbies including, working in construction, owning and operating a flower shop (Annís Flowers formerly of Benton), taxidermy, furniture repair and restoration, restoring antique automobiles, restoring and repairing guitars, coon hunting with his brother John, attending and participating in car shows, and listening and playing music.

Darrell is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 47 years, Malinda Ann Roberts of Benton; a brother John Roberts and wife Darlene of Dale; several nieces and nephews; and all his many friends that he enjoyed playing music with.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Randall, Floyd, and Marion; a sister Opal; and four infant siblings.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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