July 13, 2021, 78, Faison –
B. C. Roberts, Jr., Faison area resident, passed away Tuesday morning, July 13, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. He was 78.
B. C. was a member of the 1961 graduating class of North Duplin High School. An avid gardener, especially known for his love for growing zinnias, he also enjoyed his collection of old Farmall tractors. As an electrical contractor, he was founder, owner, and operator of B. C. Roberts, Jr., Electric, later joined in business by his son, Tracy. B. C. worshipped at Bear Marsh Baptist Church.
B. C. is survived by his wife, Marilyn Pate Roberts, with whom he just celebrated 55 years of marriage on July 2. Also surviving is his son and daughter-in-law, Tracy and Sarah Price Roberts, and grandchildren, Garrett and Jackie Beth Roberts, all of Faison; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Jewett R. and Tom Alley of Faison, Eva R. and Bill Ferrell of Cape Coral, Fla., and Kathy R. and Tim Warren of Faison; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertice Carl Roberts and Annie Miller Roberts; and four older brothers and their wives, Carlyle and Hazel Roberts, Rodell and Estene Roberts, John Ed and Isabelle Roberts, and James and Sallie Grey Roberts.
The Roberts family will gather at Tyndall Funeral Home on Friday, July 16, for visitation from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., with funeral services following at 2:30 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Paul Rose. Burial will be in the Faison Cemetery after the services. In lieu of flowers, it is the wishes of the family for memorial gifts be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 2309 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534.