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Retired WMKY Chief Engineer Ray Roberts Passes Away

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Retired WMKY chief engineer Ray Roberts, 91, of Eagle Drive, Morehead, passed away Saturday, July 23.

Roberts served in the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant from 1942 -45. Upon his return from the military, he was a dispatch operator for the Kentucky State Police and later a radio engineer for Earl Young. He retired from Morehead State University as chief engineer after more than 20 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Betty Williams Roberts, and their three children: Renae Walker and husband Dave of Albany, Georgia, Garrick Bruce "Rick" Roberts of Jamestown, New York, and Julie Roberts of Morehead.

Also surviving are five grandchildren: Larry (Shelley) Lykins, Shannon Ray (Rebecca) Lykins, Matthew Todd (Ashley) York, Edward Andrew "Andy" (Miranda) Roberts, and Eric Wesley Roberts; seven great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

At his request, a private family service will be held.

Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals in Morehead is caring for arrangements. 

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