Johnie Wade Roberts

Published 8:35 am Monday, December 18, 2017

Mr. Johnie Wade Roberts, 62, of Ponderosa Road, Mocksville, died Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at his home.

He was born Feb. 13, 1955, in Brunswick County to the late Henry Harden and Selma Ollie Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Vietnam War. He had a free spirit and everyone he met was family. Mr. Roberts enjoyed his work with YVEDDI, music and the beach and he was a photographer. He and his wife owned and ran a catering business for 20 years. Mr. Roberts was a favorite uncle and a loving grandfather.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Janie Cooper Roberts; and a brother, Roger Roberts.

Survivors: 2 daughters, Kati Lawrence (Jason) and Bradi Treier (John), all of Mocksville; 6 grandchildren, Andrew Lawrence, Solana Whitfield, Jackson Lawrence, Aidan Treier, Daniel Lawrence and Sophie Treier; 2 sisters, Shirley Wescott and Sandra Roberts, both of Shalotte; his companion, Dianne Baxter of Mocksville; and his dog, Blazer.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. A. Shane Nixon officiating.  The family  will receive friends at the church following the service.