William Donald Roberts

William Donald Roberts

July 13, 2022, 79, Dudley –

William Donald Roberts, age 79, resident of the Dudley area, and formerly of Faison and Calypso, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 13, 2022.

Mr. Roberts was a graduate of North Duplin High School, and he served in the United States Air Force. While his working career began as a truck driver with Bobby Kelly and E. J. Pope, he enjoyed a long tenure of service with Georgia-Pacific from which he retired as plant manager and district supervisor. His years of working came full circle, as he was employed with Bobby Kelly once more in the ending of his career.

He was the son of the late Rodell and Estene Miller Roberts, and is survived by his children, Kelly Roberts Wallace of Mount Olive, William Donald “Bill” Roberts, Jr. and wife, Casey Degrechie-Roberts, of Goldsboro, and Amber Roberts Odom and husband, Kenny Odom, of Mount Olive; a dear companion and friend, Pam Motoux, of Warsaw; grandchildren, William Augustus “Gus” Roberts, and Gavin, Garrett, Brealyn, and Grace Odom; step-grandchildren, Tyler Nugent, Elysa Goodson, Annabel Holland, and Henry Holland; a brother, Royce Roberts and wife, Diane, of Dudley; sisters, Janet R. Byrd of S.C., Ruth Smith of Calypso, Gayle Crowe of Mount Olive, and Betty Ann Fulton and husband, Jerry, of S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be conducted Friday, July 15, at 12 Noon at Tyndall Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends during the hour beforehand. The Rev. Paul Rose will officiate. Burial will take place at Calypso Cemetery.

His wife, Lynn Roberts, preceded him in death.