Former County Commissioner, Jerry Roberts, Dies at 81

Former County Commissioner, Jerry Roberts, Dies at 81

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Mr. Jerry D. Roberts age 81 of Campbellsburg passed away Friday, October 13 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

Jerry Roberts, seated next to his wife, Rosalie, and his family, received the Ag Hall of Fame award back in June at the county fair.

He served as a county commissioner for Washington County for 16 years and his family was presented the 2017 Ag Hall of Fame award by the Washington County 4-H. 

Mr. Roberts was born August 13, 1936 in Lawrence County, Indiana the son of Louis N. and Helen Starr Roberts. 

He was CEO and CFO of W.S. Roberts and Sons Farm, Inc and a former Washington County Commissioner.  

Jerry was a 1954 graduate of Tunnelton High School and a Purdue Short Course graduate.  He was a dealer for Stewart Seeds.  He was a founding member and seed salesman for Roberts Hybrids and a former dealer for Migro, Agri-Pro, Garst, and Campbell Seed companies. 

He was a member of local, state and national Cattleman’s Associations, Turtle Creek Cattle Company, and Salem Farmer’s Club. 

He was also a member of the Republican Party, a fifty- year member of Rob Morris Masonic Lodge, and FOP. 

Jerry was inducted into the Washington County Ag Hall of Fame and also was named Prairie Farmer Master Farmer and received the Robert Peterson Indiana Beef Cattle Lifetime Achievement Award. 

He was a board member of IBEP and Cavetown Cemetery.  He was a former Washington 

 

County Fair Board member and Beef Superintendent and a past Superintendent for Bono United Methodist Church. 

Jerry was also an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and IU Basketball fan.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife:  Rosalie Horner Roberts of Campbellsburg.  They were married April 10, 1955. 

He is also survived by three sons:  Robin Roberts (Mona) of Orleans, Randy Roberts (Sharon) and Rick Roberts (Tammy) of Campbellsburg, one daughter:  Lori Jackson (Joe) of Salem, two sisters:  Sue Boller of Logansport and Judy Miracle of Bloomington, nine 

 

grandchildren:  Lacy Libbert, Adrienne Combs, Paige Holsapple, Landon Roberts, Tera Chastain, Leslie Dover, Zane Jackson, Brandon Brough and Dakotah King, and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother:  Kenneth Roberts, a step-granddaughter:  Jody Rutherford and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00AM at Sugar Creek Christian Church.  Burial will follow in Cavetown Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Tuesday from Noon-8PM at Weathers Funeral Home and Wednesday from 9AM-time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to:  Sugar Creek Christian Church Relay for Life or Cavetown Cemetery Fund.