LIBERTY — Milos “Miles” Garnett Roberts, 77, husband of Elsie L. Roberts, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Born Sept. 6, 1934, in the Merritt Ridge community of Windsor, Ky., he was a son of the late Jason and Cordelia Luttrell Roberts.
Survivors other than his wife include a son, Michael Bruce Roberts of Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Deidra (Andrew) B. Hoellein of Lexington, Ky., and Amber (Joshua D.) B. Tarter of Somerset, Ky.; five grandchildren, Trennon L. Tarter, Benjamin M. Hoellein, Ellary L. Tarter, Zachary R. Hoellein and Thomas M. Hoellein; sisters, Janice Fox of Dunnville, Ky., and Phyllis (Robert) Huffstedler of Port Orange, Fla.; a special nephew, Steve (Laura) Fox of Dunnville; and several other nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Miles was preceded in death by a sister, Helena Pettyjohn.
After graduating from Nancy High School in 1954, Miles enlisted in the Unites States Marine Corps., where he was promoted to sergeant and served in the military until 1957. He then entered Berea College, where he played basketball and made many lifetime friends.
Following his college experience, he became a successful businessman in insurance, real estate, and farm gate sales and manufacturing. Being a firm believer in hard work, he remained active in his business affairs until a month before his death.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist in Somerset. Miles loved his church, UK basketball and raising cattle, but most of all, he loved being Paw-Paw to his five grandchildren.
Miles was also known for his generosity and kindness for those in need in Liberty and surrounding communities. He will be greatly missed by many family members and friends.
Funeral services will be noon Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Somerset with Bro. Harold Brown and Bro. Gary Phelps officiating. Burial will be in Mill Springs National Cemetery with military rites.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty and from 8:30 a.m. Friday until time of service at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Somerset.
Contributions are suggested to the Oak Hill Baptist Building Fund, 2135 Oak Hill Road, Somerset, Ky.; and Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive Somerset, Ky. 42503.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, with guestbook available at www.mckinneybrown. com.