Morris Eugene "Gene" Roberts, 83, of Bloomington, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006 at Bloomington Hospital.
Born April 28, 1922 in Owensburg, he was the son of Thomas Roy Roberts and Lucille McDowell.
He had retired from NWSC Crane, where he was in industrial management. He was a member of the Owensburg Baptist Church, the Solsberry Masonic Lodge, where he was a 32nd degree Mason, and was president of Eastern Heights Utilities for 35 years.
Survivors include: his wife Sharon Roberts of Owensburg; three sons, Michael J. "Mick" Roberts of Loveland, Colo., Douglas A. "Andy" Roberts of Bloomfield, and David A. Roberts of Owensburg; a daughter Becky Egenolf of Worthington; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife Ruth W. Roberts, who passed away July 25, 2003.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home Bloomfield with the Rev. Merla Craig and the Rev. Jim Olinger officiating. Burial will be at Owensburg Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, and one hour prior to service Friday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Lodge service Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruth W. Roberts Scholarship Fund by Delta Theta Tau sorority XI NU Chapter.
Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.