David "Dave" J. Roberts

11/09/1954 - 12/03/2023


Obituary For David "Dave" J. Roberts

Spencerville, Ohio
David "Dave" J. Roberts, 69, passed away on December 3, 2023, at his residence.
Dave was born November 9, 1954 in Lima, OH, to Robert "Bob" and Felicite (LaFortune) Roberts who both preceded him in death.
Dave graduated from Elida High School 1974. He then went into the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged after six years of service. He was a ASE Master Mechanic and Instructor at UNOH. Dave was a builder and self-taught himself how to repair just about anything. He loved his gun collection and enjoyed playing his Virtual Flight Simulator.
Dave is survived by his previous spouse, Angelia Cummings of Summerville, GA, children, Josh Roberts of Lima, OH, Nicole (Wendell) Flood of Menlo, GA, grandchildren, Alayna Roberts of Lima, OH, Rebecca (Josh) Clark of Lima, OH, Sarah (Anthony Rose) Sprague of Lima, OH, Jay Sprague, Jr. of LaFayette, GA, David "Dave" Sprague of Menlo, GA, Eli Flood of Menlo, GA, Emily Sprague of Menlo, GA, Justin Sprague of Menlo, GA, great-grandchildren, Olivia, Nathan, Winston, Anthony, siblings, Phillip "Phil" (Pat) Roberts of Dayton, OH, Urgelle (Judy) Roberts of Dayton, OH, Nancy (John) Legge of Waynesfield, OH, Sherry (Steve) Petroschek of Bellefontaine, OH, Donald "Don" Roberts of CA, close family members, Curtis Edwards of Spencerville, OH and Keith Edwards of Wapakoneta, OH and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, Amelia, brother, Ron (Dorothy) Roeder and nephew, Ron Roeder, Jr.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at Chiles - Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 5:00pm until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family during this difficult time.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at


6 Dec


05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
6 Dec

Funeral Service

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
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  • 12/13/2023

    So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was a great friend that I lost touch with. He could fix anything!

  • 12/12/2023

    My sincerest condolences to Dave's family. Dave was great friend and fixed stuff I couldn't. Sadly we lost touch a long time ago.

  • 12/04/2023

    He was always there to give you a laugh.


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