FILLMORE, Mo. - James Dale Roberts, 85, Fillmore, passed from this life on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at his home, in Fillmore.
He was born in Fillmore, on July 18, 1934, to Clarence Dale and Isabell Ruth (Elifrits) Roberts.
He married Juanita Mildred Whitlock, in St. Joseph, on July 22, 1951, and she preceded him in death in 2014.
James loved his family and was a very hard worker.
He enjoyed western movies, Chiefs football and his John Deere tractors.
Survivors include; two sons, David (Heather) Roberts and Dennis Roberts, all of Fillmore; three daughters: Janice Paxson, Susan Crist, all of St. Joseph, and Linda (Mike) Stump, Hopkins, Missouri; and eight grandchildren: Nakia Stump, Krista Barcus, Kaylee Mackey, Katy Blaha, Lyrissa Roberts-Wilson, Drew Crist, Courtney Moore and Joel Roberts; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife; son, Steven Roberts; grandson, J.V. Paxson; granddaughter, Jessica Davison; one great-grandson, Porter Moore; and two sisters.
Family visitation and receiving hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah, Missouri.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah.
Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery, Amazonia, Missouri.
Memorials may be given to Mosaic Hospice. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.