James Eugene (Gene) Roberts
James Eugene (Gene) Roberts, 78, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, August 12, 2023, at his home with his loving family by his side. The Daviess County native was born January 11, 1945, to the late Thelbert Spalding Roberts and Lola Mae Terry Roberts. Gene graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School, class of 1963. He was employed with South Central Bell and AT&T for 33 years. Gene worked for 25 years in Owensboro and in
Gallatin and Bolivar, Tennessee the rest of the time before retiring in January of 2000. He enjoyed fishing, golf, and playing cards, winning his last poker game he played. Gene was a member of the Civitan Club and Knights of Columbus where he helped raise money and assist with the renovation of homes in eastern Kentucky. He also served this community through ARC and assisted with free tax preparation with GRABC. Gene was a good man with a good sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Gene also was preceded in death by his brothers, Russell and J.R. Roberts.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 52 years, Anna Marie Hamilton Roberts; daughter, Bridgette Molnar and husband Tim; grandson, Matthew Molnar; sister, Lillian Bowlds; brothers, Sherman (Dolores) Roberts and Donald (Belinda) Roberts; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Wednesday at Precious Blood Catholic Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 until 7:00 pm with prayers at 6:00 pm at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and Wednesday from 9:00 am at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Precious Blood Catholic Church, 3306 Fenmore Street Owensboro, KY 42301.
Condolences and memories for Gene’s family may be left at www.glenncares.com.