Olin R. Roberts, 60, of Huntington, passed away at 5:38 pm Thursday, June 16, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
Olin was born on June 29, 1961, in New Brunswick, N.J., the son of Paul Roberts and Rosie (Sellers) Roberts. He graduated from Huntington North High School with the class of 1979 and proudly enlisted in the United States Air Force. He married the love of his life, who he adored Rita M. Chapman on April 22, 2006, in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge Chapter 837 in Huntington, and AmVets Post 2919.
He was past Commander and currently holding the position of Finance Officer at the American Legion Post 7 in Huntington. He had served on the board for 122nd FWOM. Olin continued to serve his country for 33 years and retired in 2012 from the United States Air
His love for sports and children had led him to become a PAL football coach for 29 years, a Little League umpire, and IHSAA referee for football and basketball for many years. Olin liked making daily road trips to Costco and being known as the Hot Dog Man on Tuesdays for the UpTown Tavern and Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his loving wife, Rita M. Roberts of Huntington; step-daughter, Lyndsey Chapman of Fort Wayne; step-son, Kyle (Rose) Chapman of Fort Wayne; three granddaughters, Hatti, Hazel, Luella; three grandsons, Joe, Nick, Mikey; sister, LouAnn (Robert) Marison of Fleming Island, Fla; two brothers, Tom (Trina) Roberts of Starke, Fla., Clayton (Candace) Roberts of Madison, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, in-laws and special friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Paul R. Roberts and mother, Rosie G. Roberts.
Visitation and funeral services were Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. Chaplin Ed Hippensteel officiated.
Military Honors were conducted by the VFW Post 2689 Honor Guard.
Preferred memorials to the Operation Comfort Warrior and Honor Flight, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.