A funeral service will be held for Craig Bryan Roberts at 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 7, 2020 at the Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Tom Strock of the First Baptist Church of Lusk, Wyoming officiating. Military honors accorded by Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 and United States Navy Funeral Honors. Following the service there will be a lunch at Headstrong Brewery in Douglas.
Craig Bryan Roberts a 16-year resident of Douglas Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the age of 61, at his home in Douglas.
Craig was born in Denver Colorado on Thursday, August 7, 1958, to William Austin Roberts and Geraldine Yvonne (Simmons) Roberts. He graduated from Elizabeth High School, Elizabeth, Colorado in 1977. One of Craig’s favorite memories during this time of his life was purchasing his 1952 Chevy car. After he graduated high school, he joined the United States Navy serving for six years and was then honorable discharge. During his time in the Navy he was a Mineman stationed in Charleston, South Carolina. While serving he was able to travel to Sicily, Korea, and Scotland and these were some of his fondest memories. Craig took great pride in his country and the time that he served in the U.S. Navy. When he returned home, he married Michele Stephens and settled down in Sterling, Colorado where they had their two sons Cole Bryan Roberts on August 19, 1988 and Jacob Aaron Roberts on July 30, 1990.
In the spring of 1993 Craig and his family moved to Daily, Colorado where Craig began working for Farmland Co Op in Haxtun, Colorado. Craig worked numerous jobs while living in Daily and enjoyed renovating their property and home. In 2004 Craig moved to Douglas, Wyoming and began to work at North Antelope Coal Mine. Craig loved to tell the stories about his beat-up old camper that he lived in for six months until his family could join him in Douglas on the Daly Ranch. While at North Antelope Coal Mine he learned to operate many pieces of heavy equipment and was proud of his decision to move to Wyoming.
In the spring of 2012, they started an exciting adventure of building a straw house on the Daly Ranch. They spent the next five years working to finish their beautiful home. In 2014 Craig was delighted to become a grandpa for the first time. He talked about his two sons and grandchildren constantly and was so proud of them all.
Craig was a devoted family man and loved to fish. He enjoyed being outside, attending family events, his Irish heritage, and enjoyed his way of life. Craig loved to travel, one of his favorite adventures was traveling to Ireland with his family. He was an out spokesperson and told you what was on his mind and would do anything for anybody in their time of need. He was a hard worker and wanted the best for his family. Craig was quite a character and will be missed by all who knew him.
Craig is preceded in death by his father, William Austin Roberts, on July 14, 1998; brother, Terry Lee Roberts, on January 19, 2008; sister, Deborah Ann “Debbie” Jordan, on March 7, 1995; and brother, Billy Roberts, on September 24, 1957.
Craig is survived by his two sons, Cole Bryan Roberts and Jacob Aaron Roberts (Josie Roberts); his mother, Geraldine Yvonne Roberts; his sister, Jackie Williams (Tim), and Kenny Jordan; his grandchildren, Hadlie Mae Roberts, Tymber Rae Roberts, and JJ Aaron Roberts; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Todd Dysart, Tim Williams, Josh Williams, Patrick Roberts, Dalton Alexander, and Kenny Jordan.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
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