August of 1948 - December 07, 2017
In Loving Memory - It’s been a year.
I loved you yesterday, I love you still, I always have and always will. Sandy
Bradley Eugene Roberts was born in in Taft, California in August of 1948, to Thomas Royal Roberts and Alice Myrl (Donoher) Roberts. Bradley slipped quietly into the arms of his Lord on December 07, 2017. Bradley grew up in oil field country with a large extended family. Together they enjoyed off roading, camping and motorcycle racing. He also loved fire arm sports, target shooting, and hunting. He was a 50 year member of the National Rifle Association, plus a long time member of the Royal George Gun Club.
He graduated from Taft Union High School in 1967. This was the second largest class ever to graduate from the school. The largest graduating class was his father’s class in 1939. He joined the United States Air Force in 1968 serving three years, two of which were in South East Asia. In May of 1976 Brad left southern California for Colorado to marry his longtime friend and forever love Sandra Sprengel. They met during his visits to Canon City while he visited his maternal grandmother Opel Donoher and great-grandparents. Bradley and Sandra were married on June 5, 1976.
In September of 1976, Bradley went to work for the Colorado Department of Corrections. He was a correctional officer at the Territorial Facility and the Centennial facility until he retired in 2009. He attended Southern Colorado State Collage, graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was best known as Robbie by his friends and co-workers. In 2006 he received the Governor’s Award for his volunteerism as a state employee. For 39 years he volunteered for Canon City’s Meals on Wheels, as a server and driver. As a 36 year member of The United Presbyterian Church he volunteered to work the computer during services, and in the kitchen as well as serving on various committees.
Brad is survived by his wife of 41 years; his brother-in-law Michael Sprengel; two nieces and nineteen first cousins. He is the first of his generation to pass on.
He will be missed by family and many friends in Colorado and California.
At Brads request there were no services.
Services have been entrusted to Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences, www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.com.