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 07, 2011
    Jimmy Peay says:
    To the family of Mister Bill, this is a man that will be missed by all that knew him but never forgotten. Enjoyed playing golf with him over the years and will always remember him on the golf course. Sorry I did not get by to see him but will always remember him. To the Family left behind know that Mister Bill is where Golf will always be even par and there is no pain or worry! My condolences to all. Jimmy Peay (Sweetroll) Mister Bill called me Mister Roll.

  • February 07, 2011
    Teresa Wirt Smith says:
    Dear Carolyn and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, Bill and wish that I could be there with you. I know that you all had some wonderful times together! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Miss and love you all! Teresa and Family