August 16, 1941 - November 17, 2020
Jack Allen Roberts, Jr. 79, of Greeley passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at his home. Jack was born to Helen “Juanita” Fort and Jack Roberts, Sr. on August 16, 1941, in Greeley, CO. He graduated from Evans High School in 1960. Jack joined the Army in 1966 and served active duty through 1971. Jack was a highly decorated veteran and served as a green beret in the 75th Ranger Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, obtaining the following medals/honors while serving in the Vietnam War: Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, Bronze Star for Heroism in Ground Combat, multiple Purple Hearts, Air for Meritorious Achievement while Participating in Aerial Flight, Army Commendation, Good Conduct, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, National Defense Service, Vietnam Service, Combat Infantryman 1st award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device, Expert Badge with Rifle bar, and Sharpshooter badge with Mortar bar. After Jack retired from active duty, he continued to serve through the Army Reserves and National Guard through 1986. Jack was employed doing construction and concrete work and was most recently an armored vehicle security guard before he retired. After retirement he enjoyed his time as a crossing guard at Meeker Elementary. Jack was very active in the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Weld County Veterans Memorial. Jack loved to play with his furry pups, he was an avid Broncos football fan and especially enjoyed his fishing trips to Canada with his good friend Donn Reid. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and loving partner of 44 years, Bonnie Brethauer. He is survived by his son, Brett Roberts (Jamie) of Spokane, WA, daughter Tammy Hollinger of Rapid City, SD, and Bonnie’s daughters Julie Strand of Akron, CO, Sheryl (Rick) Schroth of Greeley, and Cindy (Tim) Held of Denver, as well as 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 3 nieces, 2 nephews, and 8 great nieces and nephews. A private service will take place at Moser Funeral Home, Evans, CO, at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, with private interment following at Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Greeley VFW Post 2121 or the Weld County Veterans Memorial.
Jack Allen Roberts, Jr. 79, of Greeley passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at his home. Jack was born to Helen “Juanita” Fort and Jack Roberts, Sr. on August 16, 1941, in Greeley, CO. He graduated from Evans High School... View Obituary & Service Information
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