John Dexter Roberts
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John Dexter Roberts
  • May 11, 1941 - September 23, 2017
  • Mesa, Arizona

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John Dexter Roberts of Mesa Arizona passed away peacefully at this home on September 23, 2017. He was born May 11, 1941 in Oolitic Indiana to Laban and Lula Roberts. John moved to Arizona following his graduation from Oolitic High School in 1960.

On August 13th, 1962 John married Betty June Thompson and they were married until her death on November 18, 1998. During their 36 years of marriage they had three children Shaun, Derrick and Stephanie.

On October 19, 1964, John joined the City of Phoenix Police Department and after 29 years on the force he retired as a Sargeant.

During his retirement he traveled extensively throughout the world with his best friend and companion of 13 years Maria Shanahan.

He is survived by his sons, Shaun and Derrick(Deb), daughter Stephanie(Ben Keeler), grandchildren, Callie, Cole, Oliver, Camden, brother Roy and sister Mable Day.

We are all going to miss you!

A celebration of John's life will be Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at 11 am at Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel, 6625 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ with a visitation from 10 am to 11 am.

Arrangements under the direction of Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel & Crematory, Mesa, AZ.