James Roberts, Sr., 71, of Hamburg, died Sunday, April 1, 2018. Mr. Roberts was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, a 1965 graduate of Hamburg High School and a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Roberts worked for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 35 years and was a member of the North Main Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and loved his dogs. His passion was wood working and metal crafting.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Rita Graves Roberts in 2016; his parents, Johnny and Ruby Trantham Roberts; two sisters, Judy Ford and Pat Swan, a brother, Danny A. Roberts and a brother-in-law, Harry “Scooter” Davey.
He is survived by two sons, James Allen Roberts, Jr., and Scott Roberts and wife, Christy, all of Hamburg; a step-son, Michael Cunningham and wife, Sandy, of Lacey; Elizabeth Tucker of Hamburg, whom he thought of as a daughter; two brothers, Jimmy Roberts and wife, Karen, and Raymond Roberts and wife, Teenie; a sister, Lynda Davey all of Hamburg; three grandchildren, Eli Roberts, Garrett Roberts and Colton Cunningham and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services are 10 a.m, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the Promise Land Cemetery with Rev. David Strickland officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Cunningham, Eli Roberts, Jerod Williamson, Frank Fredrick, Dickey McClung, Thomas Swan and Garrett Roberts. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashely Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.