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Obit – Mr. Bobby Roberts

Mr. Bobby Roberts

Longtime Hogans Creek Community resident, Mr. Bobby Roberts, died at the age of 82 at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday morning August 4, 2021 at his Bradford Place home and was surrounded by family members and was pronounced deceased at 9:30 a.m. by Caris Hospice of Cookeville who had been lovingly assisting his family with care.

Mr. Roberts’s grandson, Bishop Drew Eastes, officiated at the Saturday afternoon August 7th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed beside Mr. Roberts’s wife of over fifty nine years in the Garden of the Cross at the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

He was the second of four children and one of three sons and a daughter born to the late Austin Roberts who died at the age of 63 on July 6, 1969 and Leva Mai Wilson Roberts who died at the age of 92 on November 22, 2003.

Three siblings preceded him in death, the sister, Sarah Roberts Scurlock who died January 10, 2014 at the age of 79, and the two brothers, Ted Donald “Don” Roberts who died August 20, 2004 at the age of 59 and Fred Thomas Roberts who died March 12, 2019 at the age of 77.

Mr. Roberts was of the Pentecostal faith.

Mr. Roberts was first employed with the Pat Eatherly Construction for ten years and beginning on May 30, 1966 he was employed with the Mixon-Nollner Oil Co. in South Carthage as a gas truck delivery driver, a career that spanned forty one years, until his retirement on December 31, 2007.

Surviving are his three children, Elva Roberts Knight of South Carthage, Glenda Roberts Eastes and husband David of Sparta, Danny Roberts of the Hogans Creek Community; special friend, Mrs. Ruby Crawford of the New Middleton Community; two grandsons, Michael Roberts and wife Jonna McKinney Roberts of the Hogans Creek Community, Bishop Drew Eastes and wife Stepheny Hickey Eastes of Sparta; three great-grandchildren, Laken Roberts, Hallie Grace Roberts, and Allison Lee Eastes.

The Roberts family requested memorials to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis.