Samuel Roberts

Friday, April 15, 2016

TYRONZA - Samuel E. "Bob" Roberts, 87, of Tyronza passed away April 9, 2016.

Mr. Roberts served in the Navy, Navy Reserve, and Army during WWII and the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching The Gaithers, fishing, and playing with his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lucille Roberts and his sister, Tommie Dillon.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife of 64 years, Louise Roberts of Tyronza; his son, Sam Roberts (Martha) of Stuttgart; his two daughters, Brenda Criswell (Sammy) of Tyronza, Patricia Lawrence Hicks (Gordon) of Paragould; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Nellie Myers of Kaufman, Tex., Mary Olinick (Joseph) of Mascotte, Fla., Narvell Potts of Iverness, Fla., Karen Bryan of Paragould, Nancy Whaley (Wafford) of Proctor, and Sandra Michie of West Memphis; and his brother, Ether Dillon (Shelby) of Lepanto.

Services were April 13 at Black Oak Baptist Church. Interment followed at Tyronza Cemetery in Tyronza with Roller Citizens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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