Willard Roby

April 19, 1927 - August 19, 2019
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Willard J. Roby, Sr. 92, of Sherrodsville, died Monday, August 19, 2019, following a period of declining health.

Born April 19, 1927 in Uhrichsville, he was the son of the late John J. and Ivalena LeMasters Roby. Willard enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corps during his senior year and prior to his graduation from U…

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Willard J. Roby, Sr. 92, of Sherrodsville, died Monday, August 19, 2019, following a period of declining health.

Born April 19, 1927 in Uhrichsville, he was the son of the late John J. and Ivalena LeMasters Roby. Willard enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corps during his senior year and prior to his graduation from Uhrichsville High School, was already proudly serving his country during WWII. After returning from the Pacific Theatre, Willard started his career with Cookson Construction and retired as a supervisor after 30 years. He was also a longtime member of Roxford United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda R. Roby in 2007 and is survived by two sons, Steve (Sandy) Roby of Sherrodsville and Jamie Roby of East Sparta; a step-son, Jeff (Carla) Roby of Perry Township; 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. A grandson, Jeffrey Roby Jr., is also deceased.

A funeral service will be held Friday, August 23, 2019 at 1:30 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia with Rev. Ron Heasley officiating. Burial will be in Sherrodsville Memory Gardens at Sherrodsville where the New Philadelphia VFW will conduct military honors. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 5 to 8 PM in the funeral home.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, August 23, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, August 23, 2019

Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens

Address:

, SHERRODSVILLE, OH,

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Born: April 19, 1927
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Marsha and Butch Nelson posted on 8/23/19

The Cookson family is so very sorry of your dads passing. May your dad be at peace now! Our hearts are so sad as we all have known him for so long! Willard was really a help to me on more than one occasion. Every time my parents went on vacation, I seem to somehow always put a dent etc. into the cars I was driving, which I didn't own. He would get Popeye to get the damage repaired before my parents got back. I'm sure he always knew it would happen before they got back. My dad knew but at least he didn't see the dents etc. He was a very good man. Our hearts and sympathy go to the family.

 

Bob & Judy Horn posted on 8/23/19

Was sorry to hear of Willard's passing; We attended church with him & we send our deepest sympathy to his family

 

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