Jerry W. Roberts

Jerry W. Roberts, 65, Greenfield, soared with the angels on May 5, 2014. He was born on Thanksgiving Day in 1948 in Beech Grove, as the son of Jesse E. and Bette (Hess) Roberts. He graduated from Franklin Central High School.

He was a truck driver for over 42 years, most recently for Summitt Trucking, before retiring in 2013. He was an excellent provider for his family. Jerry loved spending time with his dogs, Archie and Moe, and was a loving father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

Jerry is survived by his children, Beverly (James Held) Cook of Greenfield, Matthew Lanham of Virginia Beach, and Abagail Roberts of Greenfield; children’s mother Martha Phillips of Lafayette, Ind.; sister, Grace (Phil) Stewart of Greenfield; four grandchildren, Dakota Cook, Madison Lanham, Blake Scheidenberger, and Lukas Matthews; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse E. and Bette (Hess) Roberts.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. You may contact the family for more information at

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.