Willard Gene Roberts



Willard Gene Roberts, 74, of Burgaw passed from his earthly life August 8, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born December 10, 1943 in Wilmington, the son of the late Willard Franklin and Louise Sutton Roberts.

Gene is survived by his wife of 50 years, Alma Murray Roberts; son, Jeffery Roberts and his wife, Tracy; daughters, Lisa Linartz and her husband, Teddy and Wyndi Russell and her husband, Mark; grandchildren, Joshua, Amanda, Jared, April, Chris, Michael, and Tiffany; sister, Sue Larkins; and many extended family and friends.

By profession Gene was retired from General Electric Nuclear Division in Castle Hayne.

Gene loved his family, the great outdoors and all of God’s bountiful nature. He enjoyed the simple things in life, but family was his greatest joy. Hunting and fishing were Gene’s favorite pastimes in his years of good health and he loved the fellowship and time spent with his hunting and fishing buddies. Most recently Gene enjoyed the old classic country music. Gene’s presence on this earth and his place at the family dinner table will be missed.

A graveside service will be 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Delco Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Delco, NC. The Rev. Tommy McClusky will conduct the service.

Alma, always thinking of others, said please feel free to dress comfortable and casual as the weather is quite warm.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.