Billy Roberts, age 55 of Springfield, Missouri passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 in Cox South Hospital. He was born September 14, 1963 the son of Robert L. Roberts Sr. and Joan (Bybee) Roberts. On October 8, 1982 he was united in marriage to Cheryl Shackelford. Billy was presently employed at Fellers Fixtures of Springfield for the past 15 years.
Billy was an avid Dallas Cowboy sports fan and loved all Superheros especially Marvel and DC. He enjoyed the game San Francisco Rush and Pokémon and his reply to “Guess Which Pokémon” was always “Snorlax”. His family joked about Billy being well-known for his tiny grill cooking but had a tendency to use too much charcoal lighter and as a result his food had the taste of lighter fluid. He loved food, especially pizza, desserts, sausage, biscuits and gravy but hated vegetables. Among his favorites choices were cookies, cake and apple pie, sometimes eating an entire pizza but never gaining a pound. His favorite color was purple and he loved to collect hats. Billy was a caring, kind and giving man who helped others in any way he could. He loved his family, was an amazing Dad and will always be Cheryl’s Knight.
Billy is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cheryl; three children Sarah, Mike, and Jessica. Billy was fondly known as Papa to his three grandchildren, Johnathon, Matthew and Wesley. He is also survived by seven siblings and other caring relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Rachael Elizabeth in 1998, and a granddaughter Elizabeth Shyanne in 2004.
Visitation will be noon to 2:00P.M. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Graveside services will follow at 2:30P.M. at Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com