Sams/Hockaday & Associates, Inc.
122 W. Prairie Avenue, Suite 201
Decatur, IL 62523
D.R. Roberts is a lifelong resident of Decatur. Having graduated from Stephen Decatur High School, he was awarded an athletic scholarship to play basketball for Eastern Illinois University. Following graduation from EIU, D.R. was chosen as a graduate assistant where his primary responsibility was freshman basketball coach. After graduating with an M.S. in Education, he was named assistant basketball/head baseball coach at Olney Central College. In 1975 he returned to Decatur and was hired as a teacher/coach at a small high school near Decatur.
In 1983, D.R. left education and coaching and started a small business; D.R. Roberts Photography which he and his wife, Ann operated for over 35 years. In 2010, after some health issues, he stepped aside from his business and joined Sams/Hockaday. He has been active in being a resource and helping people with their health insurance needs. From 1983 to present, his focus to help, has been the most motivating purpose to go to work. D.R. was elected to the Decatur School Board in 1995, and continued to serve a total of 16 years, being elected Vice President several of those 16 years.
D.R. and his wife Ann, have three sons and 10 grandchildren. All three sons graduated from Eisenhower High School and college.
“The most rewarding part of my job is being able to educate and serve both friends and those soon to be friends”.