Roberts, Jimmy C.

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Jimmy C. Roberts, 77, of Pulaski, Va., went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 6, 2009. Born May 30, 1932, in Mt. Airy, N.C., he was the son of Alvin Roberts and Maude DePalma Roberts. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Samuel.

He was a long time, dedicated member of the Dublin Baptist Church. Jim was an avid sports fan and he and Dorothy enjoyed watching Virginia Tech sports, the Atlanta Braves, and college basketball. They enjoyed traveling, going on cruises, bird watching and flower gardening.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Dorothy Nunn RoopRoberts, of Pulaski; daughter, Penny Stroupe and husband, Ron, of Advance, N.C.; son, Scott Roberts, of Wayne, Mich.; stepdaughters, Susan Dalrymple and husband, Tim, of Draper, and Sheila Roop and fiance, David Creed, of Christiansburg; grandchildren, April Galloway and Travis Fulk; step grandchildren, Jacob Dalrymple and Chris, David and Adam Plemen; six great grandchildren, sister, Louise Snider and husband, Jerry, of Orlando, Fla.; and close friend and sister-in-law, Fannie Nunn, of Pulaski.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2009, in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Dennis Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Pulaski. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, July 8, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank the Rev. Dennis Jones and the church family of Dublin Baptist Church, Dr. Richard Williams, and the caring staff at Pulaski Health Care Center for their loving care and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to the Dublin Baptist Church Food Pantry, 100 Hawkins Street, Dublin, Va. 24084.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va., is handling the arrangements for the family.