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