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Ryan Ray Roberts, son of Mike and Connie Millsap Roberts was born Dec. 22, 1983, in Mansfield, Mo., and departed this life on Feb. 28, 2011, in his home near Mansfield, at the age of 27 years, 2 months and 6 days.
He was preceded in death by a special great-uncle, Paul Clouse.
Survivors include his parents, Mike and Connie Roberts, three sisters, Rebecca Miller and her husband Roger, Michelle Jones and her husband Frank, and Carissa Roberts, a brother, John Roberts and his wife Kati, and maternal grandmother, Priscilla Millsap all of Mansfield, Mo.; maternal grandfather, Don Millsap, of Bruner, Mo.; paternal grandparents, George and Marian Roberts, of Ava, Mo.; a special great-aunt, Naomi Clouse and her family of Mansfield, Mo.; as well as many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Ryan lived his entire life in Mansfield where he graduated from Mansfield High School in the class of 2002. He worked for his dad at Mansfield Building Supply as well as attending school at Drury College in Ava. Ryan attended Mansfield and Seymour Nazarene Churches. He went on two mission trips with his dad to South America where he helped build homes for hurricane victims in Nicaragua and Brazil.
In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, caving and rock climbing.
Ryan was a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin and a very caring friend. Our hearts are broken, but we will remember the wonderful memories and cherish them forever.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Holman-Howe Chapel, Mansfield.
Burial will follow in the Mansfield Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday evening in the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Mansfield.