Adam Roberts, 76

Adam T. Roberts, 76, of Wabash, passed away at 7:10 p.m., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at his residence. 

He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on Aug. 14, 1942, to the late Mack Eugene and Ruth (Holbrook Thomas) Roberts.  In 1950, Adam and his family moved to Tipton, where he grew up.  He married Beula Mitchell Himes on July 3, 1972 in Richmond, and eventually, the family, moved to Wabash. 

Adam worked as a engineer for various railroads, including Conrail, for over 20 years.  He retired, in 1998, after an injury.

Adam loved hunting, fishing, camping and boating.  He also loved to work in the yard and garden and tinker with cars.  But most of all, he loved his cats! 

Adam is survived by his wife, Beula; three sons, Michael D. (Mary) Roberts, of Denver, Rory F. "Fred" Himes, of Wabash, and Nathan R. (Virginia) Himes, of Muncie; three daughters, Yolanda (Dean Brubaker) Brinkert, of Andrews, Anna M. (Michael Baker) Barr, of Wabash and Junita F. (James) Howard, of Hampton, Iowa; 15 grandchildren, Benjamin and Kayla, Jerod and Staci, Krissy and Kacy, Aaron and Britany, Candis and Mike, Alex and Hali, Haley and Austin, Brenton, Rhea and Jonathon, Heather, Amanda and Stephen, Stephani and Reese, Zack, Jessica and Ashley; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Alan Roberts; granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Himes; three brothers and two sisters.

A memorial service will be held, at the home of his youngest daughter, Anna Barr, at noon on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 3663 S. 725 W. Peru, Indiana 46970.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2019 Apr 30