OWENSVILLE — On Nov. 9, 2019, John Earl Roberts, 90, of Owensville, went to be with the Lord.

John Earl was born Nov. 30, 1928, in Owensville, to George L. Roberts and Goldia M. Roberts (Wade). He worked at Whirlpool for 50 years, was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and the Maumee General Baptist Church. John Earl married Imogene Roberts (Roberts) and raised one son, Jerald.

John Earl had a passion for woodworking and you could usually find him tinkering in his workshop. He also loved to bird watch, and he combined his two favorite hobbies to create extraordinary art. His craft was much admired not only by friends and family but often featured within regional newspapers and national woodworking magazines. He was known for his quick wit, warm smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.

John Earl was preceded in death by his parents George L. and Goldia M. Roberts; brother Arthur Paul Roberts; sisters-in-law Jacqueline Roberts and Mary Roberts; and daughter-in-law Jane Roberts (Lankford).

John Earl is survived by his wife of 72 years, Imogene Roberts; son Jerald Roberts; brothers Donald Roberts and Dale Roberts; grandchildren Jason (Cheryl) Roberts and Jennifer (Geoff) Ruckel; and great-grandchildren Kendall, Jonah, and Jerald “J.J.” Roberts, Gus and Owen Ruckel.

Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Roberts. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, from 3 - 7 p.m. at Holder’s Funeral Home. The funeral will be Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. with Kevin Miley officiating. Interment will follow at Maumee Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to Maumee General Baptist Church.

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