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.
Friday August 10th, 2018
Delco, NC 28436
Special Instructions: No visitation or viewing. Please dress comfortable and casual.Text me the address
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Dear Roberts Family,
Please accept our condolences for your loss. Death is not easy to accept, much less cope with. It's comforting to know that Our loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah understands your pain. He promises us that "He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither morning nor outcry nor pain any more.." (Revelation 21:4) He promises to return our loved ones who have passed. (Acts 24:15) To learn more about God and his loving purpose for us please visit www.jw.org
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Alma I'm sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
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Peggy B Singleton lit a candle on Aug 15 2018 09:40:33 PM
Alma, I just found out today that you had lost your husband, Gene. I am sorry for your loss, but God doesn't make mistakes. I pray you will find peace in knowing others care and we are praying for you in this sad time. How can I get in touch with you?
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Submitted by Peggy Phillips Singleton on Aug 15 2018 09:40:08 PM
Alma, we are very sorry for your loss. Celebrate Gene's life. I know he loved you dearly and you also loved him dearly. May God give you strength and courage to carry on. I didn't know him well, but I knew you for many years. Prayers to all the family. Our deepest condolences. We are at this age now, like our parents. Ready to enter into God's grace. Hugs for you. It has been a long time, since I have seen you. Hope you are well.
Submitted by Linda and Jimmy Lewis on Aug 14 2018 09:45:35 PM
Alma, So sorry to hear about Gene. May your days be filled with the love and warmth of God's grace.
Submitted by Debbie Carlton on Aug 13 2018 08:50:22 PM
My prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time
Submitted by Donnie Kennedy on Aug 13 2018 03:20:34 AM
My condolences to the family on the loss of their loved one. May he find eternal rest.
His 1st cousin in Jacksonville Florida.
Submitted by Fran Sutton Hurst on Aug 11 2018 03:40:29 PM
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