Francis A. “Brother” Roberts, 90, of Good Hope, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

He was born on Nov. 25, 1928, in Good Hope to James Monroe Roberts and Frances Malcom Roberts. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, the late James Roberts.

Mr. Roberts spent his career in the U.S. military and served in both Korea and Vietnam. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1972.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening and loved spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Wilkie Roberts; daughters, Debbie Permar, of Madison, Cathy Gleaton, of Monroe, and Linda May, of Colbert; sister, Rose New, of Monroe; brother, Richard Roberts, of Good Hope; and six grandchildren as well as a large extended family.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with the Rev. Joshua Roberts officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Good Hope Christian Church Cemetery.

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The Walton Tribune | June 1-2, 2019