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Thursday, 13 May 2021 14:24

Roy Allen Roberts, Jr.

Roy Allen Roberts, Jr. “Big Al”, age 75, of Freeman, VA, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021. He was the only child of the late Roy Allen Roberts, Sr. and Mary Barbara Roberts. After serving in the United States Air Force, Al applied his training to the telephone company until his retirement. Al was extremely passionate about music. He played the drums and ran sound and lighting for many bands throughout his life. He shared his love for music with his sons and granddaughter. Al also loved to watch his granddaughter play competitive softball for her school and travel team. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Peggy Clary Roberts; two sons, Roy Allen Roberts, III and wife, Darlene C. Roberts, and John Jordan Roberts; and a granddaughter, Emily Belle Roberts. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory in Lawrenceville, VA. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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  • Comment Link Gordon Ashworth Saturday, 15 May 2021 07:07 posted by Gordon Ashworth

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I worked with "Big al" and always enjoyed
    his company.

  • Comment Link Donald and Patricia Roberts Friday, 14 May 2021 17:02 posted by Donald and Patricia Roberts

    Pat and I will miss Al and all the times we saw him playing music. I remember Al and I playing cowboys at Miss Bell's and behind his daddy's house. So many wonderful memories
    So sorry for your and our loss too. Best wishes for you Peggy and your boys and their families
    Don and Pat Roberts

  • Comment Link Sylvia Taylor Friday, 14 May 2021 13:03 posted by Sylvia Taylor

    Mrs. Peggy Roberts and Family.
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Husband, Father, Father-in -Law, Grandfather, and Friend to many.
    I and my Family are Praying for you all.
    Our Condolences are sent with Heartfelt Sympathy.

  • Comment Link Eugene Walton Kleis Thursday, 13 May 2021 23:22 posted by Eugene Walton Kleis

    This Eugene Kleis family hello Al and Peggy John allen Roberts I am sorry to hear about al Roberts passing away on May 12th 2021.he was a good hardworking man in his lifetime on the tobacco farm school bus driver telephone company air force military member of better Brunswick government and Edgerton United Methodist church. He love his old cars trucks buses tractors rock and country music band concerts. He will be missed by everybody everyday. Prayers for the al Roberts family.

  • Comment Link James Thursday, 13 May 2021 20:07 posted by James

    Peggy, Roy Allen and John, I am so sorry for your loss. I have some very fond memories of Big Al (aka Elvis) growing up. Al and Peggy always made me feel like family. I love you all and am thinking about you during this horrible time.

  • Comment Link Bladen Thursday, 13 May 2021 18:49 posted by Bladen

    Big Al faithfully watched over "the magic mile" (also know as "the million dollar mile") for many years. He appreciated a foot long coney dog from the Sonic, his popcorn machine and calling out $10,000 bonuses. Big Al enjoyed joking with me throughout the years, especially during Halloween and band performances at WatersView. I'll miss his humor. Ms. Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss!

  • Comment Link Evelyn Winston Thursday, 13 May 2021 16:40 posted by Evelyn Winston

    So sorry for your loss. Al was a long time customer and friend he will be missed

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