Mr. Richard Roberts, 75, died on Sept. 2, 2019 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Orlando, Fla. to C.B. and Clemmie (Bare) Roberts. He graduated from Davie County High School. He attended Appalachian State and graduated from Panhandle State in Oklahoma with a degree in biology. He spent many years in research and sales before attending Averett University to obtain an master’s of business administration and opened Carolina Custom Molded Shoes. He heard a calling late in life and attended Duke Seminary. He retired as a minister with the United Methodist Church. He was married to Janine (Vogler) and had two daughters, Theresa and Pamela. He spent his early years working on the family dairy farm and enjoyed listening to football games on the radio with his father. This led to a lifetime enjoyment of the game, beginning with a position with the Davie County Rebels and a scholarship to Appalachian State. His favorite teams included the Duke Blue Devils and the Chicago Bears. He also enjoyed outdoor activities and spent many days fishing and camping, a passion he was able to share with his daughters. He considered himself a Trekkie having watched the original Star Trek series on a black and white television. His favorite hobby was model trains, something he shared with his grandsons. He had recently joined his Davie County High School classmates in monthly get-togethers and displayed the Davie Rebel shared among member of the class of 1962. He was a member of Advance United Methodist Church. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Roy.
Survivors: his wife, Janine; his daughters and their husbands, Terrie and Ron Lee, Pam and Eric Carr; his grandsons, Ian Carr and Aaron Carr; his brother, Ray Roberts; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and close friends.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Advance United Methodist Church, followed by fellowship in the church’s hall.
Memorials: Advance UMC, 1911 NC 801 S., Advance.