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OBIT: Mr. Fred Roberts

Mr. Fred Roberts

A longtime former Bradford Hill Community resident, Mr. Fred Roberts, died peacefully at his Horizon Circle home in Carthage at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning March 12, 2019 following a battle with cancer. His family was at his bedside. He was pronounced deceased at the age of 77 at 4:14 a.m. by Kindred Hospice of Cookeville.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Bill Parkerson were Friday afternoon March 15th from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Following the 1 p.m. services burial was in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

One of four children, he was born Fred Thomas Roberts in Cookeville on July 30, 1941 and was the son of the late Robert Austin Roberts who died on July 6, 1969 at the age of 63 and Leva Mae Wilson Roberts who died on November 22, 2003 at the age of 92.

A sister, Louise Roberts Scurlock preceded Mr. Roberts in death at the age of 79 on January 10, 2014 and a brother Ted Donald “Don” Roberts preceded him in death at the age of 59 on August 20, 2004.

At the Carthage Church of God, when it was located on Upper Ferry Road in Carthage, he was united in marriage to Old Hickory native, the former Mary Louise Hunt in 1965.

On October 10, 1968 Mr. and Mrs. Roberts were preceded in death by an eight week old daughter Tammy Gail Roberts, who was a twin to their son Barney.

Mr. Roberts attended the Carthage Church of God on Main Street South in South Carthage.

He retired in September of 2008 from the Eatherly Group in South Carthage where he was a truck driver and equipment operator.

Surviving in addition to his wife of fifty three years are their two sons, Tommy Roberts and wife Tecia of County House Circle, Barney Roberts and wife Laura of Ashland City; brother, Bobby Roberts of Carthage; four grandchildren, Trevor, Ashley, Kendall and Jordan Roberts and a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Stoner.