Ronald Roberts

Ronald Lee Roberts

Monday, May 6th, 1957 - Friday, December 7th, 2018
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Ronald Lee Roberts, 61 years young

Louisville, Kentucky

December 7, 2018

The man, the myth, the legend, Ronald Lee Roberts. Sadly for us, we have lost the most valuable piece of our family. He was a man with an undeniable love for his family and friends. Never would you see him without a big smile, beautiful dimples, and twinkly blue eyes. Wow! He was one of God’s greatest masterpieces. He left us too soon but he lived life to the fullest. He loved his family and friends, fried chicken, naps and the CATS. He was also not called the bourbonator by accident. He was given the nickname at a young age as “Rock” that he more than lived up to throughout his life. He was never in a hurry and moved slow but steady, but was the first one to get to the Golden Gate. He will forever reside in our hearts and we are thankful for a multitude of wonderful memories. He was a simple man with a simple plan and that is what made it so very easy to not only Love him but to also want to be around him as often as you could. He was a master funny man and enjoyed bantering with anyone who dare take him on. Always level headed in any task in life. He was the strongest pillar in our house and it will take every ounce of energy we all have to keep us from collapsing. He was the absolute hardest working person we ever knew. Work to him was an honor and you would never hear him complain about anything in life. He was so unique in his life journey, he not only believed in not sweating the small stuff but the large stuff as well.

He retired at 42 from MSD and has worked for Shred-it for 19 years. He also loved the outdoors so very much that he mowed many lawns and always said he felt closest to God on his mower, enjoying the smell of fresh cut grass on Gods big green earth. It brought him fond memories of a baseball field and being coached by his father from a young age all the way to a pro amateur player.

He is survived by his wife, the love of his life Teresa Suzanne Nalley Roberts, of 39 years; his daughters, who were his pride and joy, Emily Suzanne Roberts Peters (Nathaniel) and Katie Lee Roberts Barrett (Andrew); Five grandchildren whom he absolutely adored: Sterling Suzanne Peters, Samson Lee Peters, Sage Kaye Peters, Bailey Elizabeth Barrett, Elijah Lee Barrett. And his big brute of a dog Jett, and cat Willow. His brother Bob Roberts, his sisters Ruth Freeman, Kathy Klein Eversley (Aubrey), Alma Roberts Hardin (Howie), as well as nieces & nephews and countless family and friends, too numerous to mention. He is also survived by his father in-law George Rubin Nalley. Preceded in death by his father Billy Lee Roberts, mother Twyla Verna Roberts & Mother in law Suzanne Turpen Nalley.

Visitation will beThursday, December 13th, from 2-7pm, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. A
funeral service will be held Friday, December 14th at 12pm, at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery.

Any donations can be made to: Northeast Christian Church, Love the Ville Outreach Ministry and select "Love the Ville" from the menu.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 13th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, December 13th, 2018 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Highlands Funeral Home
    3331 Taylorsville Rd.
    Louisville, KY 40205
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  • Service

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 | 12:00pm
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 12:00pm
    Highlands Funeral Home
    3331 Taylorsville Rd.
    Louisville, KY 40205
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  • Interment

    Cave Hill Cemetery
    701 Baxter Avenue
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Jenny Metz

Posted at 08:23am
My sincerest sympathy to his family. Ron was not only my grass mowing laborer, but he was also my friend. He was the eyes and ears on what was going on in the Moorfield Circle neighborhood. He had the largest caring warmest heart and willing to do anything to help anyone. He had been taking care of my yard for the last 13 years and every time he came by, he greeted me, my kids and dogs. I will truly miss his warm greetings and smile. His family members are all truly blessed to had him in their lives. I am truly sorry for your heartbreaking.

Cathy Hunt

Posted at 09:45am
I am very sorry for your loss. I only worked with Ron a short time but know that he was a true down to earth person and easy to talk to.

Kathy Smith-Lady

Posted at 11:07pm
Teresa and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I met you a few times over the years, the last time was at The Manhattan Project when you were with Cindy. I went to high school with Cindy, Paul and Cheryl and I work with your brother Greg. I am so sorry for your loss, been thinking abut you all week. Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Butch & Tara

Posted at 01:47pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Sandy Prendergast

Posted at 08:49am
Teresa, Emily and Katie. We give you this with loving memories of Ronnie. Lots of love, The Prendergast's
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