Cleo R. Roberson

August 11, 1947 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 72)


Cleo R. Roberson, 72, of Roosevelt, WA went to be in the arms of his Heavenly Father  on Friday, October 18, 2019 at his home.  Cleo was born on Aug. 11, 1947 in Benton City, WA the son of Lloyd and Lucille (Schrantz) Roberson. The Roberson Family moved to Cleveland, WA and Cleo received his education in Bickleton, WA.  Following his education, Cleo joined the United States Army and served for two years.   When he returned home Cleo made his home in Mabton, WA and worked for the Rendering Plant in Sunnyside, WA.  On October 12, 2012 he married Barbara Baketel in Cleveland, WA.  Cleo also worked as a laborer in railroad construction.  After working thirty years as a Teamster at the Hanford Project, Cleo retired.    He enjoyed family, hunting and fishing.   Cleo is survived by his loving wife Barbara Roberson of Roosevelt, WA,  three sons, Scott Roberson (Kaylani) and Todd Roberson (Judy) all of Grandview, WA, Lance Pattison (Adrienne) of Cleveland, WA.  Grandchildren, Josh, Miranda, Kendall, Carter, Kimberly, Travis, Mandy, William, Kayleb, Claire and Great Grandchildren Hunter and Elizabeth.     Brothers and sisters Wayne Roberson (Debbie) of Union Gap, WA, Wanda Etheridge (Ron) of Chelan, WA, Louise Barnes (Robert) and Carl Roberson (Geri) all of Soldotna, Alaska. Cleo  is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Lucille Roberson.  Two brothers Melvin Roberson and Claude Roberson.

Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA with Military Honors by the Lower Valley Honor Guard.  Those wishing to sign Cleo’s online memorial book may do so at   Smith Funeral Home in care of arrangements.


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Celebration of Life
October 26, 2019

2:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home
528 S. 8th St.
Sunnyside, WA 98944

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