Bill Roberts

February 24, 1935 - February 4, 2011
Bill Roberts

Bill Roberts 75, of Wilmington died Friday, February 4, 2011 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bill was born on February 24,1935 and was preceeded in death by his mother Ruth Roberts, half sister Dot Waters of Alabama and his first wife, Ruth Buffkin Roberts of Wilmington.

He retired from the Marines after 30 years of service and worked for General Electric for 23 years. He was an avid golfer and loved to retreat to his winter home in Florida.

Surviving are his wife,Carolyn Jobe Roberts, step daughters Suzanne and Lee Venters, Shellie and Chip Venters and son Steve and Amanda Jobe. Step grandchildren are Carlee and Saelar Venters, Brooks and Maggie Venters, Gregory and Wesley Jobe. Other relatives include his Aunt Ida Mae Henderson, and Half Sister Mary Willits, also 10 much loved nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service with military honors at 3:00 PM Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Highway 17, Hampstead.

The family will see friends 12:30 until 2:00 PM before the service at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

Memorial donations can be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

The family would like to thank the Doctors and staffs at Hanover Oncology and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their wonderful care.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation , 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • February 05, 2011
    Almon C. Turner says:
    Bill and I have been friends since grade school. We hang out together, camped out together and got into trouble (nothing serious) together. We enlisted in the Marine Corps together and got consecutive serial numbers. Thew last time we spoke face to face was on Okinawa in 1963. We lost touch for a while but in recent years have kept in touch via email. Bill, I'll miss your emails but hope to see you at our new duty station above.

  • February 07, 2011
    Ruby Dell Dearing (class of 1953) says:
    Billy was a classmate at Jackson High School. We had a very close class and every time we have a get-together we try to give an "update" on everyone. I will pass the word that we have lost another special person and please know that he had many friends in Jackson and we send our deepest sympathy.

  • February 05, 2011
    Joanna says:
    Sure gonna miss you Uncle Bill.

  • February 04, 2011
    James Pratt says:
    MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF MR.ROBERTS. MAY GOD BLESS AND COMFORT YOU ALL IN THE DAYS TO COME. PEACE AND BLESSINGS TO THE ENTIRE ROBERTS FAMILY. SHALOM.

  • February 06, 2011
    Diane OConnor says:
    I worked wiat Bill at GE for over twenty years. WE has a lot of good times together!! He was quite a character, Simper Fi