Paul E. Roby
August 12, 1923 - June 23, 2020
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 6/28/2020
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 6/29/2020
Evergreen Cemetery
Burial 6/29/2020
Evergreen Cemetery

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Paul Edwin Roby, age 96, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Paul was born August 12, 1923 in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of Paul Otis and Elvina (Powers) Roby. He graduated from the Truro, Iowa High School and worked for Natural Gas Pipeline for 6 months until WWII started. He then served in the United States Navy. Paul started working for his Dad as a mechanic in his service shop upon his return from the war. He also ran the movie theater. He was united in marriage to Cleo Clarke in Des Moines, Iowa on April 16, 1945. In 1951, Paul joined the Iowa State Patrol and moved to Red Oak in 1968. He served until retiring in 1981 at which time he started Roby’s Cars. Paul was a longtime member of the Merc Coffee Club and the Fuzz That Wuzz. He enjoyed collecting clocks and cameras, was an avid Cardinals baseball fan, and loved going to garage sales.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife: Cleo Roby on September 5, 2009; and siblings: Betty Williams, Shirley Peppmeier, Lila Parker, Otis Roby, and Richard Roby. Survivors include his children: Steve Roby and Doris Ellison of Red Oak; Mike Roby and wife Donna of Red Oak; and Bob Roby and wife Jennifer of Plattsmouth, NE; grandchildren: Stephanie Waggoner and husband Jake of Elkhorn, NE; Missy Miller and husband Mike of Omaha, NE; Patrick Ellison of Red Oak; Alex Roby of Red Oak; Mandy Knapp of Nodaway, IA; Jennifer Wright and husband Daniel of Red Oak; and Grace and Lily Roby of Plattsmouth; great grandchildren: Elsie, Ian, Connor, Taylor, Brendan, Marshall, Damon, Ethan, Anna, and Macie; sister: Ann Parker of Indianola, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Evergreen Cemetery with military honors. Family and friends will gather at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel by 10 AM to go to the cemetery in procession. Visitation with the family will be held from 3-5 PM Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. We will be following all social distancing and CDC guidelines. Wearing a mask is encouraged.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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