PRINCETON — Richard “Dick” Roberson, 76, of Princeton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at home.

He was born Dec. 5, 1943, in Gibson County. He had lived in Princeton most of his life. He went to machinist trade school and was a supervisor at Hansen Manufacturing in the Screw Machine Department. He enjoyed fishing, watching western movies, model trains and travel. He was a carpenter, auto mechanic and great cook. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge where he was active for many years.

Dick is survived by his wife, Becky (Weist) Roberson of Princeton; children, Richard “Robey” Roberson of Princeton, Josh Kealoha (Amanda) of Evansville, Alfredo Kealoha (Joann) of Williston, North Dakota; grandchildren, Jacob Q. Roberson (Valerie), Mason Roberson (Ashley) and Alex Roberson; brother, Bennie Lanman (Mary) of Princeton; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Delmar Roberson; mother Geneva (Seabaugh) Roberson Lanman; and grandchildren, Alvin and Dustin Roberson.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Jim Morrow officiating. Burial followed at Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital-Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908,

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Dick at Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Roberson family.

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