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Obit – Mr. Robert James Roberts

Mr. Robert James Roberts, age 82 of Tanglewood community of Smith Co. TN, and a native of the Maggart Community in Smith County, TN, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

Mr. Roberts was born January 31, 1942 in the Sullivans Bend community of Smith Co. TN, a son of the late James Alfred Roberts and Berchie Cordelia Bush Roberts. He was also preceded in death by a sister: Vallie Harriet Orr, brother, Wayne Odell Roberts and the mother of his children, Joan Carolyn Denney. Mr. Roberts worked at Precision Rubber for 21 years as a bus driver for the Smith County School System for 30 years, he was a farmer and an avid fisherman. He attended the Maggart United Methodist Church.

Mr. Roberts is survived by two daughters: Tammi Roberts (Jack) Gelzer of Knoxville, TN and Lisa Roberts Nesbitt of Carthage, TN: Sister, Marie Roberts of Tanglewood, TN, grandchildren: John Ramsey Gelzer, Kara Lyn Nesbitt, Cody James Nesbitt; companion, Faye Lambert of Elmwood, TN, beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

Funeral Services for Mr. Roberts were conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 2PM with Bro Michael Massey and Bro Junior Nesbitt officiating. Interment followed in the Dickens Cemetery in Maggart, TN.

Family requests memorials be made to Dickens Cemetery.

BASS of CARTHAGE

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