James A. “Jim” Roberts Sr., 50, of Westville, passed away at 12:41 p.m., Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
He was born on Dec. 3, 1964, in Danville, the son of George W. Jr. and Diana June (Petit) Roberts.
He was previously married to Sherry Shaw Sanders, who survives.
He also is survived by his mother, Diana June Roberts of Westville; his son, Jimmy A. Roberts Jr. of Westville; his brother, William “Bill” Ray (Brenda) Roberts of Danville; his sister, Susan L. Roberts of Westville; his grandson, Drake Roberts of Westville; his nieces and nephews, Jeff (Tabitha) Roberts, Kayla Roberts, Amy Roberts, Greg Shaw, Andrea Shaw and Brent Shaw, all of Westville; his special friends, Steve and Barb Pataki of Westville, Mary Sanders of Indianola, and Michelle Roberts Schroeder of Westville.
He was preceded in death by his father, George.
Jim worked as a mechanic and had worked at McLane in Danville. He was a 32 Degree Mason with Olive Branch Lodge. He loved going fishing, camping and riding his motorcycle. He loved his dog, Jasmine. But above all, he loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandson, Drake.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, Westville. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. prior to his service Wednesday at the funeral home for family and friends. As were his wishes, Jim was cremated.
Memorial donations may be made to an education fund for his grandson, Drake. Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall atwww.sunsetfuneralhome.com.