Edgar Roberts Sr.
CASCILLA — Edgar Eugene “Eddie” Roberts, Sr., 72, of Cascilla, passed away Tuesday, April 17, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Friendship Baptist Church in Grenada with Rev. William Tribble officiating. Interment will follow in the New Smith Cemetery at Cascilla. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service and one hour prior to the service Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church.
He was born March 6, 1946 in Mississippi County, Ark. to Alfred Earl and Phoebe Holt Roberts. Eddie was a retired farmer and had also worked for many years at Heatcraft. Eddie had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed being a member of the Center Point Hunting Club for over 40 years. He was also a member of Zion Grove Church of God of Prophecy. An avid gardener, he enjoyed sharing vegetables that he grew with his friends and family.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Linda Roberts; two daughters, Wendy Pettit (Jason) of Charleston and Susie Tingle of Cascilla; one son, Edgar Eugene “Gene” Roberts, Jr. (Denise) of Cascilla; two sisters, Linda Baxley of Victoria, Texas and Sarah Moorman of Scobey; 9 grandchildren, Jaymes Robinson, Allison Holcomb, Chase Robinson, Austin Roberts, Andrew Tingle, Anderson Roberts, Alex Threadgill, Amber Tingle and Adelyn Tingle; and 3 great-grandchildren, Beau Reed Robinson, Kyler Grace and Kimber Robinson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Jason Pettit, Anderson Roberts, Austin Roberts, Chase Robinson, Jaymes Robinson and Alex Threadgill.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada.