Champaign – Larry Dale Roberts, 78, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Arbor Rose of Tolono. He was born on September 1, 1943 in Normal, IL to Almond L. and Lena Bernadine (Yocum) Roberts Sr. Larry married Sherry Powell on April 15, 1994 in Urbana, IL.
Larry is survived by his wife; daughter Krista Neirsesnian of Bradenton, FL; step-daughters Jacki Beckett of Mahomet, IL and Maggie Beckett of Champaign, IL; grandchildren Dustin Dixon of Bradenton, FL, Allison Neirsesnian of Bradenton, FL, Trent Weaver of Champaign, IL, and Taylor (Nashla Vega) Weaver of Champaign, IL; siblings A. Lee (Debbie Dorsey) Roberts Jr. of Rantoul, IL, Jerry L. (Bunnie) Roberts of Camargo, IL, Ron A. Roberts of Seymour, IL, Ken (Kathy) Roberts of Cheyenne, WY, and Paula (Rick) Griffith of Champaign, IL; several nieces and nephews; and his dogs Kaia and Angel. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Nedra Meade.
Larry enjoyed bowling, fishing, and motocross racing. He was a classic car enthusiast and attended car shows every Saturday. Larry worked as manager for Prospect IGA and Gibson City IGA. He did route sales for Jays Potato Chips until his retirement in 2005. Larry attended Monticello High School and he served in the United States Army from 1965-1967.
Memorial visitation will be held from 1-2pm on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at First Christian Church, 3601 S. Staley Rd. Champaign, IL 61822. Memorial service will follow at 2pm. Due to current covid-19 regulations, the family requests that all guests in attendance please wear a mask. Memorial donations may be made in Larry’s name to Arbor Rose of Tolono. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Champaign, Illinois 710 N Neil St. Champaign, Illinois 61820.
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