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Walter Joseph ‘Joe’ Roberts

Walter Joseph “Joe” Roberts, 79, of Greenwood, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

He was born Dec. 13, 1934, in Indianapolis, a son of the late Walter and Mabel Roberts Sr.

Survivors include his loving wife, Iona (Creech) Barnes Roberts; two children, Michael Roberts (Beckie) and Stephanie Fairfield (Steve); stepdaughters, including Debbie Gallien (Rich), Teresa Morris, Carol Akard (Luke), Linda Ratliff (Steve), Barbara Barnes Creech (Paul), Shirley Ganstine (Butch), Juanita Wilkens (Jeffrey) and Marilyn Pruitt (Ted); 24 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Roberts; and two sons, David and Keith Roberts.

Joe was a volunteer for the Yellow Rose Patient Care Unit at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital Hospice for 25 years and received volunteer of the year in 1998. He retired from Link Belt in 1984 and later worked at the airport for Avis for 10 years. Joe enjoyed traveling and trying new restaurants. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Floral Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 10401 N. Meridian St., Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46240; or jdrf.org.

You are invited to read the obituary online at www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may sign the guestbook, share a memory or order flowers for the family.

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