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John Forrest Roberson

September 21, 1949September 9, 2020
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John Forrest Roberson, 70 passed away Wednesday September 9, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born September 21, 1949 in Boston, MA to the late Vivian Roberson and Ivy Roberson whom survives. John was a Vietnam War Army Veteran and proudly served his country. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Police Department for 19 years and after retirement was a truck driver for an additional 7 years. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Ball State Baseball fan and enjoyed camping. He had a heart of gold and was a sponsor of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. John is survived by his loving wife Cynthia Roberson of Fort Wayne, IN; children Dyanna (Jason) Zorger of Fort Wayne, Justan Patnoude of Bryon, GA; Melanie (John) Heuerman, Danielle Roberson both of Fort Wayne, Alicia (Jason) Underwood of Fort Wayne,IN, Yolie (Vinny) Lupe of GA, siblings, Ivy Roberson, Nancy (John) Brown, Ronnie Roberson, Sherry Roberson all of TX, Daryl Roberson of GA, nine grandchildren and his dog Jack. Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Thursday September 17, 2020 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave Fort Wayne, IN with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also Wednesday September 16, 2020 from 3-5 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Social Distancing will be observed. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Cynthia Roberson. Private burial at a later date. John’s final words to the world, “don’t text me, don’t call me, don’t even send a carrier pigeon with a note” To sign the online guestbook go to www.mccombandsons.com

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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

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    Thursday, September 17, 2020

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Paul Helmke

September 17, 2020

Sorry to learn about John’s passing. He was a great police officer and served our city well. My sympathies to all his family and friends. -Paul Helmke (Mayor of Fort Wayne from 1988-2000)

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