Virgil Opal "Fireball" Roberts Jr., 78, of Birch Lane, Gallipolis, passed away at 8:25 P.M. Saturday, September 26, 2020, in the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. Born July 12, 1942 in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Virgil O. and Charlotte Sayre Roberts Sr. Virgil was a self-employed mechanic and co-owner and operator of the Roberts Brothers Garage in Gallipolis. In his earlier years he worked at the White's Greenhouse in Kanauga, John Burlile's SOHIO service station, co-owner of Benelli Motorcycle Shop, employed by George Tabot and Wayne Elliott in the service stations and was co-owner of the O'Dell-Roberts Wrecker Service. Virgil is survived by two brothers, Paul (Anita) Roberts, of Gallipolis and Sandy (Kathy) Roberts of Bidwell, his niece, Beth (James) Myers, and his nephews, J.P. (Cindy) Roberts, Jason (Christy) Roberts and Matthew (Morgan) Roberts. Great-nieces and nephews surviving are Seann Roberts, Katie Roberts, Grayson Roberts, Maria Roberts, Molly Roberts, Macey Roberts, Anderson Myers and Adalynn Myers. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, James Roberts, and a nephew, Robbie Roberts. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home. Officiating will be Pastor Ed Valentine. Interment will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call after 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Active casketbearers are J.P. Roberts, Jason Roberts, Matthew Roberts, James Myers, Kenny Williams and Jacob Williams. Virgil's great-nephews will serve as his honorary casketbearers. Cremeens-King Funeral Home, family owned and located at 75 Grape Street, is honored to serve the Roberts family.
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