Joseph “Joe” L. Roberts, age 73 of Flemingsburg, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Pioneer Trace Nursing Home. Joe was born on September 5, 1945 in Fleming County, a son of the late Elmo Roberts and the late Beulah Fogleman Roberts Little. A former employee of Parker Tobacco Company, Joe also was a part-time logger. He was a loyal fan of God’s Country radio program and he also enjoyed watching wrestling and listening to bluegrass music. Joe also worked many Bluegrass Music festivals over the years. He is survived by: a son, Joseph “Joey” Leon Roberts (Anna Evans) of Alexandria, KY; a daughter, Faye Ellen (Marcos) Ramirez of Mt. Sterling, KY; two grandchildren, Brandon Martinez and Luciela Ramirez; two step-grandchildren, Austin and Damon Smith; his siblings, Claudie (Barb) Roberts of Hillsboro, Jimmy (Elaine) Roberts of Mason County, Kenny (Martha) Roberts of Mason County, Larry (Shirley) Roberts of Mason County, Elmo “Nick” (Barbie) Roberts of Fleming County, Patricia (Larry) Stacy of Fleming County, Wilma (Dale) Clary of Fleming County, and Brenda Hilterbrand of Fleming County; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: a niece, Rita Roberts; a nephew, Kevin Royce; a brother-in-law of 45 years, Sherley Taylor; and the mother of his children, Lynda Clark. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in the chapel of Carpenter-Fritz & Vice Funeral Home. Visitation will be 11:30am-1pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Goddard Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Steve Clary, Ronnie Roberts, Bobby Taylor, Darrin Stacy, Michael Clary, and Nicholas Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Roberts, Tyler Clary, and Rick Stacy. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Joseph Roberts Memorial Fund, c/o Dale Clary, 327 Kay St., Flemingsburg, KY 41041.
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