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Obituary – Harold Roberts




Harold Roberts age 83, of Van Buren, Missouri passed away on September 12th, 2021 at Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Harold Roberts, the son of Bernice (Gilford) & Floyd (Hoss) Roberts was born on October 25, 1937 in Hale, Missouri. He was raised in Hannibal, Missouri and graduated from Hannibal Senior High School in 1955. Harold was united in marriage on November 27th, 1978 to Sherry Kay Inman in Black, Missouri and was married for 43 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry K. Roberts; son Terrell Roberts of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughter Le Anne Wagley (Henry) of Cumby, Texas; daughter Kyndra Myers (Andy) of Birch Tree, Missouri; and stepdaughter Cynthia Austin (Ross) of Jackson Missouri. Also, eight grandchildren: Jerrod Roberts (Kim) of Piedmont, Missouri; Justin Roberts (Kim) of Ellsinore, Missouri; Jessica May (Clark) of Cumby, Texas; Leslie Wagley of Haslet, Texas; Caleb Myers of Birch Tree, Missouri; and Sarina, Damarius, and Kaija Roberts of Germany. Also, nine great-grandchildren, Conner, Kyle, and Lily Roberts; Tracy Downs; Addison, Brooklyn, and Emma Mays; Caden Powell; and Elina Roberts; and one doggie sidekick, Desi.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernice (Gilford) and Floyd (Hoss) Roberts, and twin sister, Harlene Mitchell.

Harold began his career in state highway and bridge construction straight from high school. He worked on numerous highway construction projects all over Missouri with his grandpa, dad, and his two uncles, Bill and Fizz, throughout his early years. They become known as “the good old boys” of construction. In 1972, he began working for Giesler Brothers construction in Perryville, Missouri as a superintendent.  Eventually, he and three other partners bought Giseler Brothers Construction and it then became Quadri Contractors. In 1984, Harold became sole owner of the company and moved the company to Van Buren, Missouri and it became H R Quadri Construction, Inc., until 2006. In 2007, he joined a new partnership under H R Quadri Contractors, LLC, which still exists today and has accomplished numerous achievements and awards in work with underground utilities, concrete, and many well-known Missouri state highway road and bridge construction projects. 

Harold loved and took pride in spending time with his family and the grandkids and great grandkids taking them hunting, riding in the Kubota and golf cart, and riding horses. Harold enjoyed his horse and hay hobbies. He enjoyed farming and putting up hay in the summer months.  He was also an avid horse lover and showed and raised Tennessee Walking Horses for over 30 years with his family. He was a lifetime member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Owners Association. In 2016, he accomplished a life-long dream by winning two World Championship titles and a Reserve World Grand Championship title on his late beloved Tennessee walking horse, All About That Jose. Over the years he owned many talented horses that achieved World and World Grand Championship honors, as well as, sharing with his daughter Kyndra, achieving several of her World Championship titles as well as, winning her first World Grand Championship title in 2018.

Harold could always be found having a furry sidekick riding around the home place with him on his farm tractors or Kubota. Some of his most memorable dog companions were his black lab Sambo; rat terrier Pollyanna, min pins, Skipper and Scooter, and his current Doberman buddy, Desi.  

He had so many impacts on the lives of others and will be loved and missed dearly by his family and friends.
A graveside service will be held in his remembrance on October 1, 2021 at Yount Memorial Church in Van Buren, Missouri at 2:00 p.m.

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