Gary Wayne “Buddy” Roberts, age 63, of Whitley City, KY passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center.

He was born on November 1, 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Henry A. and Mary Ridner Roberts.  

Gary was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, the wildlife and being outdoors. Gary was also a farmer and loved his cats and dogs.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Faye Helton Roberts; two step-sons, James Chuck Baker of Somerset, and Timothy Ray (Heather Nicole) Baker of Eubank; two step-daughters, Brenda Green of Somerset and Tammy Gail Clingan of Spring City, TN; one brother, Jimmy (Janette) Roberts of Baltimore, Maryland; five sisters, Karen Whitis of Somerset, Shirley Roberts of Somerset, Barbara Coffman (James) of Harrodsburg, Nancy Hardy of Michigan, and Patricia Greenwood of North Carolina. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 after 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Gary Haste officiating. 

Burial will be in Grave Hill Cemetery.  

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.