Jesse Roberts, 80

Published 4:55 pm Thursday, January 14, 2021

Jesse Roberts, 80, husband of Mary Janice Roberts, Winchester, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Born in Powell County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late James Madison Roberts and Myrtle Rebecca Marcum Roberts. Jesse was a former machinist with Rockwell International and Hinkle Contracting Corporation. He was a former deacon at Corinth Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School. He was an avid coon hunter and enjoyed raising coon dogs. He was a member of the Powell County Cattleman’s Association. He is survived by his wife, Mary Janice Wireman Roberts; his daughter, Sheila (Scott) Durbin of Winchester; three grandchildren: Jessica (Jon Paul) Martin, Carla (Todd) Pickthorn and Andrea (Justin) Estes; five great grandchildren: Dillon Martin, Kennon Martin, David Pickthorn, Channing Pickthorn and Bennett Pickthorn; one brother, Delmar Dean (Shirley) Roberts of Versailles and three sisters: Correne Hatton of Stanton, Geraldine Crabtree of Clay City and Alma Faye York of Lexington. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by six brothers: Aubrey Roberts, Stanley Roberts, Johnny Roberts, Wendell Roberts, Bernard Roberts and Kenneth Roberts and two sisters, Janice Derickson and Imogene Antrobus. Private funeral services officiated by Bro. Tony Cecil will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at Hearne Funeral Home, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, Ky. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery with Jon Paul Martin, Todd Pickthorn, Justin Estes, Dillon Martin, Kennon Martin and Tommy Barnes serving as active pallbearers. Funeral services can be viewed on Hearne Funeral Home’s Facebook Page on facebook live. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc.

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