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William K. “Bill” Roberts

November 11, 1954 - November 8, 2019

William K. Roberts, Sr., known fondly as Bill, age 64, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Born in Wilmington on November 11, 1954, Bill was a son of the late William “Franny” and Evelyn C. (White) Roberts. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Bill made his career as a machine operator for the former Crowell Corporation in Newport, where he dedicated 24 years of his life.

Bill was an avid car enthusiast, enjoyed shooting pool, playing cards, and singing oldies music. Above all else, he loved helping others and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Mary E. Yon; brother, Walter Roberts; former spouse, MaryJane Loder; and nephew, Raymond Marker III. He is survived by his children, Dawn M. Roberts and William K. Roberts, Jr. (Dawn); grandchildren, Gina Roberts, Adriana Roderick and Dylan Roberts; sisters, Lillian Marker and Terri Wheeler; brother, Richard Roberts (Patricia); nieces, Charlotte Yon, Lisa Roberts and Arden Roberts; and nephew, Charles Yon.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will be held privately.

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  • RIP Big Bird

  • I First met Bill at the Bogies Bar on Kirkwood Highway back in 1989. He told me that he worked at the Crowell Tape Corporation in Newport, Delaware and my Grandfather on my Father’s Side of my Family worked there to and retired from there back in the Early 1970s after having about 40 years in with that Company and I have a friend on Facebook named John Balch that I have known since I was Seven Years Old and he knew Bill from working with him at Crowell also. Once in awhile I would see Bill around and chat with him awhile and I enjoyed his Company when it came to that issue. Rest in Peace Bill and my Warmest Sympathy goes out to all of his family members.

  • My big brother Billy I will miss you always. I can’t believe you’re gone. You were always there for me whenever I needed you especially after dad died. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you. I miss you so much. God has you in his arms and that comforts me. There is so much I could say about you but the best thing was you just being my big brother. Rest in Peace. God comfort all your family and friends. love your baby sister Terri.

  • Birddog, U no doubt will be missed as u surely were one of a kind. Freaking helarious, kind, loyal and didn’t take “losing ur grocery $ very well” but even did that with a smile as I’m sure u will still be from above. RIP

  • Will miss my friend Bill who always made me smile.

  • So sorry for your loss. Bill was a good friend to my brother David

  • Very saddened to hear about Bill
    I had just seen this online.
    I worked with Bill many years at Crowell
    Lot of funny memories i can recall
    So sorry for your loss