James Woodford (“Buster”) Roberts, 90, a long-term resident of Platte County, MO passed away peacefully on November 9, 2023, at North Kansas City Hospital. He was born February 24, 1933 in Weston, MO to James W. and Mary Myrtle (Linville) Roberts. They preceded him in death.
Jim graduated from high school in Weston and served his country in the United States Navy. He was a hard worker, smart businessman, and all-around good person. He spent the majority of his career with TWA and later owned and operated The Roberts Company for over 20 years. He enjoyed anything to do with tools, had a passion for archaeology, and was a history buff. Jim was very proud of his membership in Rotary International and the local Parkville Rotary Club. He was always putting “Service above Self.”
Survivors include his beloved wife of 36 years, Janet Jo (Hurt) Roberts; children: Sheryl McAvoy and husband, Matt of Overland Park, KS, and Mary Ann Silvius of Kansas City, MO; step-children: Kelly Medlock and husband, Phil of Platte County, MO, Kris Morrow and wife, Kelli of Liberty, MO, and Matt Morrow and wife, Nikki of Parkville, MO; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Park Roberts; his two sons, DeWayne and Daryl Roberts; and his sister, Kathryn Cline.
There will be a Celebration of Life reception on Friday, December 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Olde Mill, 168 S. Main St., Parkville, MO.
Memorial donations may be made to Parkville Rotary Club.