John Richard Roberts
John Richard Roberts
  • January 6, 1930 - September 29, 2017
  • Lynchburg, Virginia

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John Richard Roberts, 87, of Lynchburg passed away Friday, September 29, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Eileen Dreitlein Roberts. Born January 6, 1930, in Utica, NY, he was the son of the late John Roberts and the late Hazel Owen Roberts

John was a security guard for Trans America Securities. He was a loving son, husband, father, brother and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by three children, John (Ricky) Roberts, Deborah Roberts and Thomas Roberts.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by one son, Michael Roberts (Catherine) of Holmes, NY; four siblings, Carol Roberts of New York, Beverly Dreitlein (William) of Baldwin, NY, Elizabeth (Betty) Leisner of New York and Glenn Roberts (Frances) of New Hartford, NY; a special friend, Donna Arendall of Lynchburg; several grandchildren; two great grandchildren, Deanna Shoup and Everett Shoup of Crestview, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

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Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.