The Times West Virginian


September 19, 2013

Franklin Roberts

Franklin Paul Roberts “Postman,” 72, of Robinson Run, Rivesville, passed away Sunday (Sept. 8, 2013) at his home.

He was born June 6, 1941, in Fairview, son of the late Elias Andrew and Donnie Mae (Parker) Roberts.

Frank was a member of the Pumpkin Center Church of Christ and the Fairview Lions Club. He was formerly employed by Owens-Illinois and retired from the Teamsters as a truck driver. He also delivered papers for The Dominion Post and was the C.O.R. for Cub Scouts Pack 22 in Fairview.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Cottrell Snyder Roberts; one son, Michael Paul Roberts and wife Loni of Brookville, Ohio; three brothers, John Roberts and wife Judy of Fairview, Jim Roberts and wife Coleen of Attica, Mich., and Kyle Roberts and wife Debbie of Monticello, Ky.; two sisters, Jean Lemasters and Donnie Kay Roberts, both of Fairview; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Deloris Pride White; and two sisters, Allie Roberts and Ora Sharon Inness.

Cremation has been chosen as his final disposition. A memorial service will be held at the Pumpkin Center Church of Christ at 11 a.m. Saturday. Domico Funeral Home, Curry Chapel, Fairview, is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent online to the family at

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