Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Saturday. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Boothby Funeral Home with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Jon was born Oct. 17, 1960 in Cherokee to Bob and LaVon (Peck) Roberts. He graduated from Washington High School in the Class of 1979. He had been a resident of Cherokee County all his life. Jon was known by many of his friends as "Gomer."
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Ray and Ellen Roberts and maternal grandparents Henry and Irene Peck and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his parents, Bob and LaVon Roberts of Cherokee; two brothers and two sisters: Dave Roberts and his wife Sheryl of Tabor; Dan Roberts and his wife Kelley of Norfolk, Neb.; Lori Ebel and her husband Kirk of Hartley; Kelly Pitts and her husband Mike of Cherokee; his nieces and nephews: Nate and Abby Roberts, Amy and Eric Roberts; Ryan, Katie and Cole Ebel; Matt, Adam, Andy, Mason and Molly Pitts, several aunts, uncles and cousins.