Carmen Roberts, Jr.

April 07, 1943 ‒ January 18, 2021

Sunbury, Ohio

Carmen Roberts, Jr. age 77, of Sunbury, died peacefully following an extended illness, on Monday, January 18, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Carmen was a man of many talents and interests having worked as a Gym Owner, Dog Groomer/Boarder and Trainer and most recently as a Corrections Officer for the State of Ohio.  He enjoyed photography, collecting old cameras and knives, had been a bodybuilder and weight trainer, loved family vacations to Mackinaw Island and working on the family hobby farm.  Carmen mostly enjoyed time with family and was most proud of his children.

Carmen was born April 7, 1943 in Chicago, IL to the late Carmen Sr. and Loretta (Pearson) Roberts.  He proudly served his country as member of the U.S. Navy serving in Viet Nam.

In addition to his parents Carmen was preceded in death by daughter, Connie Roberts; infant children, Tim and Kim Roberts; sister, Joyce Davidson; brother, Gene Roberts.

He is survived by loving wife of 32 years, Regina L. (Wright) Roberts; children, Eric (Tammy) Roberts of Lexington, KY, Laura Roberts, Tina Roberts, Shayne Roberts and Zach (Jane) Roberts all of Columbus; sister, Clara (John) Cain of West Jefferson; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service 12 Noon on Friday, January 22, 2021 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where the family will be receiving friends from 10 AM until time of service.  Mr. Larry DeWitt Funeral Celebrant. Interment with military honors at Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8517  in Carmen’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Robert’s family.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence with the family.

“The Buff Eagle has landed”.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you know that you are surrounded with love and support. I recall all the stories you have told me about Carmen over the last 20 years. I know how much you two truly loved each other. If there is anything at all I can do to make this time easier for you, please let me know. You are in my thoughts every day.

  • Dad, I don’t know where to begin to say Thank you.
    Thank you for always providing and protecting us.
    Thank you for all of your advise.
    Thank you for always TRYING to teach me how to cook.
    Thank you for always sending me funny and crazy videos.
    Thank you for just being you.
    Thank you for teaching Britton how to work out and keeping him inline. Always remember ARE YOU STILL THERE? I will never forget your witty and charismatic ways. Thank you for always loving us.
    4 Always and 4 Forever will we LOVE you.
    Love, Tina and Britton

    • Tina…sorry for your Loss!! I used to visit at the kennels in Escanaba….I can still hear your dad saying and all that Happy Horseshit!!! Friends Forever!!!

  • Regina & family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I am going to miss chatting with Carmen! I always enjoyed his visits into the office. Praying for peace for you and your family.

    State Farm

  • I am so sorry to hear of Carmen’s passing. Praying for you Regina and the rest of the family. I will not forget his softer side and funny video messages.