Charles Red" Roberts

Born: Fri., Apr. 21, 1939
Died: Sat., May 16, 2020


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., May 20, 2020
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Graveside Service

2:30 PM Wed., May 20, 2020
Location: Roselawn Memorial Park

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Charles “Red” Roberts, 81, of Clinton, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Gibson Hospice Center at Union Hospital after an extended illness.
He was born April 21, 1939 at 2204 1st Avenue in Terre Haute, to Edwin Milton and Eileen Alberta Evinger Roberts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Roberts, and son-in-law Clyde West.
He is survived by his wife Marie Allen Roberts whom he married on July 14, 1990; his daughters, Elizabeth West, and Tanya (Eric) Hess; son, John Roberts; step-son Clint Lenover; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren.
Red served in the United States Air Force.
Red enjoyed Indianapolis Colts football, a good Nascar race, mushroom hunting season, and meeting new people, but he never met a stranger.  His children and grandchildren will always remember his witty sayings, and his unparalleled ability to recall so much of local, U.S., and world history details.  His intellect, kindness, and fondness to relay funny stories will be missed by all of his friends and family.
Red enjoyed his years working at Central Nitrogen and Miller Trucking.  After 28 years, he retired in 1998 from Eli Lilly and Company, Clinton Labs.  He was part of the start up team and one of the first employed on the site in 1970.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 1 pm to 2 pm at Frist Funeral Home.  Graveside services will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park with Celebrant Marta Adubato officiating.  Graveside Military Honors will be performed.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Charles “Red” Roberts.
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