William “Bill” Roberts, 55, of Oglesby, passed away October 31, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by his loving family.
Private services will be held at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home.
Bill was born January 31, 1965, the son of Buster Rogers and Rita Roberts. His best friend, Mike Heller, introduced Bill to Marcia Myers in April 1993, and they have built a life together ever since, for over 27 years. Surviving are Marcia Myers; mother, Rita Roberts; daughter, Krystal (Jenny) Taylor; son, Nathaniel Roberts; sister, Becky (Jeff) Stiles; nephews and nieces, Austin & Alexis Jackson, Jamie (George) Brewer, Jason (Nancy) Sensiba, and Renae (Chris) Lentz; father and mother in law, Roy (Ann) Reynolds; brothers in law, Roy Reynolds and Paul (Maureen) Reynolds; a sister in law, Patty Sensiba, and many cousins, great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Buster Rogers; grandparents, Frank (Stephanie) Ostrowski, and grandson, Derek Lee Harlow.
Bill worked many years as a Nuclear Health Physicist Senior Tech. He was a man of many talents. He enjoyed building computers and was always looking at the next best video card for gaming. He was a gamer through and through and when he couldn't be with his friends, he was happy he could spend time with them online. He enjoyed medieval fairs and gaming conventions. Bill was an artist and took great pleasure in making and painting figures often winning painting contests. He was good at undertaking home projects and was especially good at directing people on what to do. He loved his dogs Odin and Sampson, but more importantly he loved his family and friends and will be deeply missed.
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