Hal C. Roberts

Hal C Roberts, age 97, of Clayton, died peacefully on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Hospice of Lenawee Home in Adrian with his devoted niece, Joanna Perry, at his side. He was born May 11, 1920, in Seneca Twp. to John and Blanch (Perry) Roberts.


Hal was part of the greatest generation and served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater from 1944 to 1946. His passions included bowling, farming with Marge, Sandy and Chuck, and going to the auto auction in Montpelier, Ohio with his best friend Buck Bice.  Hal was the owner and operator of H & H Motor Sales for 56 years and was a long-time member of the Clayton Bible Church. 


He is survived by his only grandson and his wife, Kevin and Lisa Swartzendruber, and two great-grandchildren Nicholas and Hannah, all from the California Bay Area; his son-in-law Chuck Swartzendruber of Springfield, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews. Hal also experienced great sorrow over the years preceded in death by his too young brother, Lyle Roberts; his first wife, Marjorie (Lord) Roberts, his second wife, Martha (Baer) Poling and his third wife, Barbara (Smith) Roberts; his only daughter, Sandra Jean (Roberts) Swartzendruber; and his only granddaughter, Kimberly Lynn Swartzendruber.


Hal lived a long and fruitful life, healthy enough to mow his own lawn and tend to his own farm into his 90's, and even roll a bowling ball here and there virtually with Wii. Hal C Roberts will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who were fortunate enough to have known him.


Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Mark Sawinski officiating. Burial will be in Dover Center Cemetery with Full Military Rites conducted by the American Legion Post #97 and V.F.W. Post #1584 Annis-Fint.  Visitation will also be held on that same Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clayton Bible Church. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.