Richard L. Roberts, Sr.
Mr. Richard L. Roberts, Sr., age 71, of Bear, DE, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013.
A native Delawarean, Mr. Roberts was born in Wilmington on December 28, 1941, son of the late Elwood J. Roberts, Sr. and Mildred I. Ogden Roberts. He proudly served his country in the National Guard. A gifted craftsman and carpenter, he made his career in the construction industry as the owner and operator of his own contracting firm, R & R Drywall in Bear.
Mr. Roberts was a longtime member of the Lions Club of Glasgow. In his leisure hours, he greatly enjoyed fishing, watching his favorite NASCAR drivers, and, most of all, spending time with his beloved grandchildren whom he adored.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Catherine M. Peters Roberts; children, Richard L. Roberts, Jr. of Bear and Jeffrey P. Roberts of Bear; sister, Nancy E. White of St. Georges; grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Harriman, Anthony Michael Harriman, Shane Austin Roberts, Jason Tyler Roberts, and Dylan Michael Roberts; and great granddaughter, Rayna Marie Morris.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.