Raymond Roberts of Perry

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Raymond Roberts, 78, of Perry passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at his home in Perry, Iowa.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 9:30 a.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 21from 4-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Memorials will be given to the family and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.

Raymond “Ray” Ronald Roberts was born Oct. 22, 1940, at McIntire, Iowa, to Clarence F. and Sarah E. (Norman) Roberts.

He attended school in the Hampton, Iowa, community schools and Des Moines Area Community College.

Ray served his country in the U.S. Army from March 31, 1958, to March 6, 1961, attaining the rank of Spec 4.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Louise Homeister at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry June 23, 1990.

He worked doing lettering at Hampton Memorial Stone Works, Oscar Mayer as a meat cutter and United Brick and Tile as a maintenance technician, retiring in 1998.

Ray enjoyed riding motorcycles, woodworking, camping, fishing, traveling in every state except for two, also including Canada and Mexico. They also wintered in Harlingen, Texas, for many years.

In death he rejoins his parents, Clarence and Sarah Roberts; brother, William Garrett; son, Ray Dean Roberts in infancy; sister, Imogene Cordt, and her husband, Richard Cordt.

Left to cherish Ray’s memory are his wife, Dorothy Roberts of Perry; children, Russell (Julie) Roberts of West Fargo, N.D., Lorrie (Jerry) Erwin of Scranton, Laura (Toby) Thompson of Madrid, Penny (Brian) Derry of Collins, Iowa, Steve (Connie) Niemeyer of Ladora, Iowa, Rick (Sue) Niemeyer of Grimes and Susan (Allen) Govig of Madrid; grandchildren, Kyle and Kevin Roberts, B. J. and Kevin Derry, Brandi and Candi Wenger, Andy Smith, Kerrie Davis, Mandi Niemeyer, Alec and Nick Niemeyer and Abbie and Thomas Govig; great-grandchildren, Breaunna Wenger, Hunter Hackler, Elle Wenger, Ashleigh and Sulli Smith, Delaina Derry, Trent Derry, A. J. Smith and Case and Beau Peterson.

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