Ben D. Roberts – October 1, 2011

Ben D. Roberts, 63, of Amarillo, died Saturday, October 1, 2011.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with Jason Huntington, Chaplain of Hospice Care of the Southwest officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.
Mr. Roberts was born on August 22, 1948 in Amarillo, Texas to Ethel and Thomas Roberts.  He graduated from Tascosa High School.  Mr. Roberts owned and operated Ben Roberts HVAC and Plumbing Company.  He was a hardworking man and there was nothing more important to him than family.  He loved his kids and grandkids.  He was a Baptist.
He married Cathy Kirsch on December 22, 1969 in Amarillo.
Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Roberts and a sister, Diane Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy, of the home; his daughter, Aimee Kilgore and husband Hobert III of Denton; his son, Aaron Roberts and wife Cyndy of Denton; his brother Terry Roberts and wife Terri of Amarillo; his father-in-law and friend, Jim Kirsch; two brothers-in-law, Jimmy Kirsch and wife Celesta and Von Kirsch and wife Beverly; a sister-in-law, Heidi Kirsch and husband John Millard; and four grandchildren, Kason, Jake, Kennedy and Braydon.
The family suggests memorials to Oncology Nursing Foundation or Hospice Care of the Southwest, 1301 S. Coulter, Suite 404, Amarillo, Texas 79106.
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