Robert Leighton Roberts

May 15, 1948 - April 18, 2016
Robert Leighton Roberts

Robert L. Roberts of Wilmington, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter of Wilmington.

Born in New Hanover County on May 15, 1948 he was the son of the late Robert and Magdalene Goff Roberts.

For over 30 years Robert was a truck driver for Springer Eubanks and W.K. Hobbs Oil Companies of Wilmington. His  hobbies were fishing and four wheeling.  Also, he loved to travel both in the United States and abroad.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rachel “Lashell” Roberts of Wilmington; three sons:  Robert William Roberts of Raleigh, Michael James Roberts of Wilmington, and John Paul Roberts of Florence, Arizona; one daughter:  Christina Blume of Rocky Point;  two sisters:  Mary Mosley of Wilmington, and Sharon Lamb of Watha; four grandchildren:  Jessica, Lillian, Holly and River; six great-grandchildren; mother-in-law:  Maxine Wright of Wilmington and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  • April 20, 2016
    Mike Roberts says:
    Glad my Dad is finally passed and no longer suffering. Even though he went on my birthday, I will always see it as he wanted to be here for one last memory. I miss him already and my life is not going to be the same without him. I will miss watching the football games on Sunday, trips to the arboretum, and all of the road trips and time we spent together. Dad, I hope you have peace and happiness, and one day we will be reunited soon.

  • April 20, 2016
    Melinda Craft says:
    I will always remember Bobby coming to visit Mama and Daddy and after they passed, Doris and Sonny. Even though we aren't the closest knit family, it seemed Bobby tried to keep in touch with everyone. I'm upset that he had to suffer for the last bit of his life but glad he's finally at peace. Thinking about Lashell and his kids and family. May they have solace in knowing he's in a better place and with our family in heaven. Love you guys and wish you peace.

  • April 20, 2016
    Penny Ingraham says:
    Bobby has always been a true friend an great listener..remember all the times serving he an Lashell at Ezzells..Bobby has suffered enormously an suffed in hes in the Lords hands no more suffering or pain ..hes whoke an looking down on us...he'll always be missed an loved by many....Luvz

  • April 20, 2016
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  • April 22, 2016
    Patricia Wright Lyerly says:
    Lashell, so sad that your sweet husband has been so sick; I can't help thinking that he is now whole again and resides with the angels. Bobby was always so kind and thought I did not see you both often I always thought he was a super person. My heart goes out to you and your family.