Douglas McArthur Roberts

Douglas McArthur Roberts, 78, of Holts Summit, passed away September 27, 2020 at his home. He was born July 20, 1942 in Paintsville, Kentucky, to Daniel Wallace Roberts, Sr. and Mary Lee (Reece) Roberts, who precede him in death.

Doug enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 23rd, 1960, attaining the rank of Sergeant E-5. He spent three years stationed at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a Military Policeman. He was honorably separated on May 22nd, 1963. As the Plant Manager for the Mid-Mo Postal Facility, he was recognized as a leader in the system. Doug loved spending time with his family, especially when the gathering involved sitting down to enjoy a pizza. He loved his second home in Arizona, a walk in the desert, and riding his bike. He completed the 62 mile El Tour De Tucson bicycle race in 2012, finishing 30th place.

In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his brother Daniel Roberts, Jr., sister Reeca Drexler, infant daughter Dawn Marie Roberts and daughter Karla Marie Wilt.

Survivors include the love of his life for 45 years, Doris; sister Nancy Roberts; children Tim (Emily) Miller of Phoenix, Arizona; Dena Roberts of Akron, Ohio; Scott (Heather) Miller of Jefferson City, Missouri; Diane (Scott) Sprankle of Uniontown, Ohio; and Michael Roberts of California, Missouri. Doug is also loved and missed by his 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


  1. Jeanne McGuire on September 29, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  2. Beverly Spears on September 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Sorry for u r loss

  3. Becky on September 29, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    May our Lord and Saviour be your constant companion and give you comfort , strength and grace. I can imagine Uncle Doug, mom and grandma reuniting in the presence of God. What an awesome thought!

  4. Eric May on September 29, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    I’m very sorry for your lose.???

  5. Jared & Courtney Zeiser on September 29, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Scotty, Tim, and family- we love you and hurt for you in your loss! Sincerely- Jared & Courtney Zeiser

  6. SHARON A. U KEFER on September 29, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. You were all very special neighbor’s to us when you loved in Ohio. ALL 3 KIDS SEND THEIR LOVE, THOIGHTS & PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY ! Sharon Unkefer, Lora Cassetty & family, Wayne Unkefer & boys, & Linda Vannatter & family.

  7. Ruth Withers on September 30, 2020 at 8:15 am

    You have my deepest condolences! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! ??????

  8. Donna Schuler on September 30, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Scott and Heather you have my deepest sympathy.
    Donna Wacker-Schuler

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