He was a native of Pound, Virginia. He was the owner of Roberts Brothers recapping and tire service for over 30 years, former Mayor of Cumberland and City Council Member, a Veteran of World War II, a member and officer of the Fraternal Order of Police and a Kentucky Colonel. He believed in the Baptist faith.
Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Orlena Carter Roberts; His wife Doris Jane Roberts; Six brothers, Guy, Glen, Ola Harry, Percy and Wallace Roberts.
Survivors include six children, Karen Fryberger and husband, Michael, Louisville, Ky.; Darrell Roberts Jr., Coeburn, Virginia; Martha Centers and Husband, Leonard, Rutledge, TN.; Stanley Roberts and wife, Patricia of Cumberland; Melinda Baldwin and Bill Radlinger, Georgetown, Ky. and Erica White of Cumberland. Six Grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Tri City Funeral Home 6 - 9 P. M. Monday Sept. 17, 2007. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 5 P.M at the Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church. with Rev. Dennis Williams and Rev. Irvin Burchfield officiating.
Tri City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.