2017-06-15 / Obituaries


JOHN WALTER ROBERTS, 56, of Davison, died Friday June 9,

2017 at his residence.

John was born in Flint, on November 29, 1960, the son of Edward and Isabelle (Griffin) Roberts, and has resided in the Davison area his entire life. John was a graduate of Davison High School Class of 1979, and had worked as a Journeyman Carpenter for over 35 years. John had become a master woodcrafter, specializing in shipbuilding. John had a passion for all types of music, and he played guitar, he and his brother Jeff both played together in bands around the area. He was a member of Davison Eagles #3589 of Davison.

Surviving are his mother, Isabelle; and his siblings, Cindy

(Dave) Foss, Ed (Shelly) Roberts, Tony (Kori) Roberts and Maryann Roberts. He also leaves his nieces and nephews, Jason Palmer, Reed Roberts, Adam and Kim Roberts, Stacie and John Joinville, and Stephanie Carpenter, Andy Roberts and Eddie Roberts; his great-nieces, Alexis, Addison, Ellie Mae; and special friend, Patty.

He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Roberts; and brother, Jeff Roberts.

John had many friends and thank you all for being a part of his life. He was the greatest brother and uncle anyone could ever have and was a blessing having him as part of our family. You were special my brother and will forever be in our hearts. You were loved by all. Special thanks to the Davison Eagles friends, where John was a member, to nephew Adam and all John’s associates and friends at IINN where he worked as a maintenance carpenter the past 4 years.

Those desiring may make contributions in John’s memory to the family.

Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Liturgy will be held at 4 p.m. Friday June 16, 2017 at Hansen Funeral Home Groves Chapel, Downtown Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Private burial will be in St. John Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. Friday until time of services.

Share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

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