Charles Red" Roberts

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


Visitation

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.
Online condolences may be made to www.fristfuneralhome.com.

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Sherry Zimmerman
   Posted Sat May 16, 2020
Marie I am so very sorry about Reds passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care

Bill Carter
   Posted Sat May 16, 2020
Red was a good man. He was the first supervisor I had at Clinton when I moved here in 1975. Had many good times with him. Rest In Peace Red.

Debbie and Dave Greeves
   Posted Sat May 16, 2020
We are so sorry to learn the news of Red’s passing. Red was a kind, compassionate soul who was a delight to talk to. He had a great smile that just made other people smile. Our sympathy and prayers go out to Marie and all of his family.

Robert & Linda Brownfield
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
So sorry to hear of Reds passing. We really enjoyed keeping in touch with him after we moved away from Clinton. Rest in Peace Red.

Kathy Sprouls
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss.

sue ann giovanini
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
I have know Red for years he was my boss at Tom Dick & Harry's yrs ago he always said hello when he would see me. Prayers to Marie and the family ,sincerely Mike & Sue Giovanini

debra richey
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
red was such a nice guy. I worked for him for a while at tom dick and harrys. he use to come into Walmart in paris when I worked there. always had on his bib overhalls and always made it a point to speak. if I was working he made it a point to come through my line. he will be missed.

Patty shull
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss I knew red from work at lilly's always happy

Orthanna Yager
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
Yale and I send our condolences to all the family.

Wyres Family
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
Our family is sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family.

Peggy Strobel and family
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
Prayers and love to your family, especially to Tanya. So sorry for your loss.

Betty. Evinger Palmer
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
Marie, I was so sorry to hear of Reds passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
I feel blessed to have met you two one time and was fortunate we were able to have shared family memories.
God Bless.

jeffrey kuehn
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
Worked with Red at Clinton plant buildings C45 and C47. Many good discussions over the years, may he rest in peace.

Bridget Ikerd
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
Marie, I so sorry to hear of Red’s passing. Sending prayers and hugs to you at this sad time in your life.

GLEN F HAMILTON
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
Tanya, We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. I didn't know when I messaged you before. We would be there for you, if it wasn't for this pandemic. Glen enjoyed working with Red at Lilly's all those years. Give your Mom our best. Love you, Sherry

Toni Mills
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
Marie,

So sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in your memories. God Bless.

Angie "Newton" Supra
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Red's passing. We worked together at Clinton Labs. Red was a wonderful man. He always made me laugh. Red was actually part of my wedding. He was our bartender. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Sue Hayes
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
Marie, my deepest condolences. 🙏❤💔

Rick Hatfield
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
John,

I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Chuck Vitalie
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Sorry to hear of Red's passing. We worked together at CNI and also at Lilly. I was on the start up team with him and we spent some time at Lilly in Indy training. We also tipped a few together. He was a good friend. Rest in peace, Red.

Glenalee Schriver
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Marie so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and the whole family.

Michael Burch
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Sorry to hear of Red's passing. Worked with him for years at Lilly Clinton.
He was always happy and a pleasure to be around. Will miss seeing him
at lunch and enjoying his stories.


Monica McNabb
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss Marie. We enjoyed having Red and you as neighbors.

Luke Blake
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
My family and I will miss his him. He was very kind to us. I enjoyed our conversations as he was very intellectual and had a great sense of humor. His ability to recall details of past events was as fascinating as the stories themselves.

Nancy Martin Rhoades
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Sorry to hear of his passing, we went to the same high school. He was a very nice young man and must say "funny". Condolence's to all the family. RIP "Buddy"

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