Daniel Lee Roberts died October 26, 2015, at home. He was 65 years of age and a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. Mr. Roberts attended Blue Springs High School where he participated in Football, Choir, Drama, musicals and plays. After graduation, he attended Baylor University and Missouri Valley before becoming the manager of I-70 Speedway, owned by his parents Bill and Irma Roberts. Mr. Roberts produced the commercials for the Speedway, which led to a successful career in radio. During the 1980s and 1990s, he was the star of the morning show on KFKF, leading the Country Club. He also worked in other radio venues, receiving an award for news casting during the crisis of 9-11. He was the stadium announcer for the Kansas City Chiefs for 30 years, was most recently the stadium announcer for the Kansas City T-Bones, and worked occasionally in professional theatre. He was a talented singer, and taught himself to compose contemporary Christian music. Mr. Roberts was a committed Christian, and a member of the United Methodist denomination. He was active in many charities, lending his personality and talent to help others.
Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife Gwyndelyn Thornton Roberts; a son Aaron D. Roberts (Rebecca); two daughters Allyson E. Roberts Waller and Meredith J. Roberts Slavik (Michael), and four grandchildren: Harris Waller, Ellie Slavik, Lily Slavik, and Joseph Slavik; his mother, Mrs. Irma Roberts; two brothers, Dennis Roberts and Randall Roberts; a sister, Patricia Roberts Schultz, and a large extended family.
A. celebration of Daniel’s life will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 31, 2015 at First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs, 301 SW Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs, MO.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Kansas City Hospice, Oakland United Methodist Church, or the charity of your choice
Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO.