William Thomas Roberts

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March 5, 1968 ~ February 22, 2021

William Thomas Roberts, 52, Sioux Falls, SD, died unexpectedly, Monday, February 22, 2021, in Oklahoma.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, SD, from 5-7pm, with family present.  Funeral will be 11am, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Burial will follow at the Chancellor Reformed Cemetery, Chancellor, SD.  Masks are required and social distancing is expected.  No more than 80 persons will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service although Visitation will be unlimited.

William was born March 5, 1968, in Ohio to Mr. and Mrs. Buddy and Bonnie (Meier) Roberts. Will graduated in 1986 from Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls, and shortly thereafter joined the United States Army Reserves.  He went on to then join the United States Navy, where he served in the Gulf War, after completing his post-secondary education at the University of South Dakota. Second only to his military service, was his passion and commitment to being an over the road truck driver, and riding his Harley every-chance he got. William was full of life; a friendly and outgoing guy that could befriend anyone he talked to. 

William will be so very deeply missed by his family and friends. Left to cherish his memory is his sister, Teresa Roberts, and brother, Buddy Roberts, Jr., both of Sioux Falls; William is also survived by sister, Barbara; brother, Rob, a special friend, and Aunt Marge, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • John Anderson says:

    Will and I talked 3 or so weeks ago and I had the opportunity to tell him how much I loved him and appreciated the role he played in my life. I made it known I was grateful and appreciated who he was. I have no idea why I brought this up but the timing couldn’t have been much better as I would come to learn. We spent countless hours playing Risk, he almost always won! We ran countless miles together always pushing one another to be faster, stronger, and “cooler” than the other. He insisted we become “blood brothers'” but would not cut his hand to seal the deal until I did! He and I drove Brian Baker crazy on the way to High School. Surprised he didn’t throw us both out! Will introduced me to countless people and experiences in life. For that and so much more I will be forever grateful.

  • Becky(Hoppe) Weier says:

    Buddy , Teresa. I’m sorry to hear about Willie. When your dad was at the hospital he called and I met him for Lunch. He loved trucking, fast cars and his motorcycle. Becky Weier

  • Trudy Erickson says:

    Will spent many hours at my house during his teenage years. Later on he would drop by to visit and reminisce. I always enjoyed his stories, openness and honesty. R.I.P. Will!

  • Charlie and Sandy Hollingshead says:

    We are sorry to see that your brother has passed away. Sending prayers to the Roberts family. Buddy may all of your memories with your brother help as you go on without him.

  • Buddy,
    Matt and I are sorry for the loss of your brother Willie. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Julie says:

    Rest in peace Willy I will always remember our chats . I will always respectfully remember our trip to Omaha Nebraska. The day you shipped off to the Navy. You were such a great friend. Rest easy God sure gained a beautiful angel.

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