Bill “Pappy” Roberson
Bill “Pappy” Roberson, 81, Mt. Vernon, passed away  at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, 
Aug. 24, 2008, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in  Mt. Vernon. He was born 
in Mt. Vernon on Saturday, Oct. 2, 1926, a son of  William L. and Ora Mae 
(Farmer) Roberson. He married Helen C. Piper on Nov. 26,  1944, in Mt. Vernon, 
and she preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 2002. 

Funeral  services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon  with the Rev. Ed Sprinkle officiating. Interment will follow at 
Mt. Vernon  Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. 
tonight at the  funeral home. 

Pappy is survived by a son, Rodney Roberson of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Becky Barbour 
and husband Dewayne of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren,  Stevie Daniele Roberson 
of Mt. Vernon, Jason Michael Roberson and wife Amantha  of Carthage, Miss., 
Ashli Rae Shields and husband Paul of Mt. Vernon and Dylan  Slade Roberson of 
Mt. Vernon; great-granddaughter, Harrison Charlotte Shields of  Mt. Vernon; 
sister, Willivene Meador Shelton of Mt. Vernon; brother-in-law, Bob  Young of 
DeSoto, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Piercy and husband Bob of  Texas and 
Regina Piper of Centralia; and several nieces and nephews. His  parents; his 
wife; one son, Michael DeWayne Roberson; one grandson, Sean Michael Roberson; one 
brother, William Frost Roberson; six sisters, Ella Fay Roberson  (Bill’s 
twin), Veneta Roberson, Oleta Page Blozis, Wanda Young, Greta Witzel and  Mary 
Bradford preceded him in death 

Pappy was a U.S. Army veteran of World War  II; he previously worked at General 
Tire in Mt. Vernon and was an active member, past choir leader and Sunday school 
supervisor of Faith Church of the Nazarene in Mt. Vernon. He enjoyed guns and 
hunting and was a member of the National Rifle Association and the North American 
Hunting Club. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Faith Church of the Nazarene 
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, 
P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of 
Hughey Funeral  Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit _www.hugheyfuneralhome.com_ 
(  for  further information and to send 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: August 26, 2008 
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman

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