Robert Pemberton, 58, of Imlay City, MI died Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital of Lapeer, MI. Robert James Pemberton was born January 19, 1962 in San Diego, CA. He was the son of the late William and the late Elvinia (Garduno) Pemberton. Robert grew up in Warren, MI. He was a graduate of East Detroit High School, Class of 1980. Robert earned his Associate’s degree from Denver Automotive College. He married Janalyn Elliott on September 5, 1998 in Imlay City, MI. They have lived in Imlay City, MI since 1998.

He was employed as a Quality Control Mechanic for Chrysler Motor Company for 25 years. Previous to that, Robert worked as a contractor for Ford Motor Company.

Robert was a member of Imlay City United Methodist Church and Lapeer Sportsman Club.
He loved sports cars and driving them fast. Robert enjoyed shooting and trailer camping to the Great Lakes, especially to Port Crescent.

Robert is survived by his wife Janalyn “Jan” Pemberton; his daughter, Sydney Pemberton of Imlay City; his son, Robert “Robbie” Pemberton of Imlay City; two sisters, Stella (Ron) Ornelas of Littleton, CO and Jamesena (Lynn) Ingram of Plymouth, MI; and two brothers, Richard Garduno of Denver, CO and William Pemberton of Chesterfield Twp., MI; his mother-in-law, Nancy Elliott of Imlay City; his sisters-in-law, Julianne (Jeffrey) Gallourakis of Big Rapids, MI, Janaye (John) Shack of Imlay City and Mary Elliott of Shelby Twp., MI; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elvinia Pemberton; father-in-law, Carlton Elliott; his brother, William Pemberton; and his brother-in-law, Dean Elliott.

A private family funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2020 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Rev. Marcel Lamb, pastor of Imlay City United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Imlay Township Cemetery, Imlay City, MI.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.

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