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J.D. Roberts


September 1, 1947
August 2, 2018

Memorial Service 1:00 P.M.Saturday, August 11, 2018 - New Harmony Baptist Church, Centralia

J.D. “Buffalo” Roberts, 70, of Centralia passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 1, 1947 the son of Victor and Catherine (Young) Roberts in Martinsville, IL.

Survivors include his loving son, Jerry Roberts and his wife Pixie of Washington, IN; his cherished granddaughter, Juliann McAtee and her husband Daniel of Washington, IN; his precious great-granddaughter, Bryleigh Kay McAtee; and his caring sisters, Becky Price of Newton, IL, Kathy Collins of Oblong, IL, and Debbie Higginbotham of Neoga, IL.

Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by both his parents, Victor and Catherine Roberts; and his sisters, Wanda Sue Green, and Betty McKee.

J.D. was a former employee of Swan Corp in Centralia. Mr. Roberts faithfully attended New Harmony Baptist Church where he shared his love for his Savior. He enjoyed attending, as well as, watching Nascar races on television. J.D. admired the style from years past found in classic cars and enjoyed the car show, along with the balloons at Centralia’s annual Balloon Fest. He loved Christian music and could be found toe tapping to his favorite songs. J.D. was given a true passion for prison ministry and found a special way to use humor to bring people to Christ by dressing as a clown. He will be remembered by all the people’s lives he touched.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the New Harmony Baptist Church in Centralia with Pastor Ray Tackett officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in J.D.’s honor to the New Harmony Baptist Church and can be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of J.D. may be shared with his family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.