Obituary of Thomas Leon Roberts
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Roberts, Thomas L. “Tom”
Thomas Leon Roberts, age 81, died on February 18, 2023 at home with his family at his side. Tom was born on September 7, 1941, to Ward and Viola Roberts in Pontiac, Michigan. He attended Pontiac High School and proudly served in the United States Navy as a corpsman during the Vietnam era. After his Navy service he worked as a Foreman/Mechanic at General Motors in Pontiac for 30 years. He met and married the love of his life, Kay Hillier; they raised 5 children together. In their later years, Tom and Kay retired and spent time living in Lake Havasu, Arizona where they enjoyed fishing and visits to Laughlin to play keno together. Eventually they moved back to Michigan to be closer to their family. He was a longstanding member of the Flint Bowmen Archery Club and loved to hunt, fish and tinker with mechanical equipment.
Surviving are his wife Kay; children, Tom (Jennifer) Roberts of Ortonville, Mary (Mike) Green of Goodrich, and Charlene Januszko of Waterford; and son-in-law, Greg Ranney of Millington. He had enormous love and kindness for his grandchildren, K. Jacob (Jamie) Ranney, Jessica Hemingsen, Nadia (Tyler) Lozier, Nicholas Ranney, Griffen (Kelsey) Hemingsen, Sara Januszko, Jason Januszko, and Tyler Green; great-grandson, Ryder Ranney; and his sister, Janice of Livonia, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his children, Ricky Roberts in 1990, and daughter Renee Ranney in 2020.
Friends and family are encouraged to gather to remember Tom at a Celebration of Life service at 4:00 pm, February 26, 2023, at the Davison Free Methodist Church, 502 Church Street, Davison, Michigan with Pastor Shane Bengry officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Flint Bowmen Archery Club, 5478 Belsay Road, Grand Blanc, MI 48439, or Compassus Hospice, 5445 Ali Drive, Grand Blanc, MI 48439. To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com Arrangements made with the Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.
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