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October 04, 2013
Many thanks to our friend who made the guestbook permanent. We appreciate it so much!
August 11, 2013
A true man of honesty, loving, sensitivity, discerning, generous, kind, God fearing, and a man who truly can be said "Never met a stranger! Will miss his great smile and warm handshakes and hugs. A great friend! Jose' Mercado
August 10, 2013
Thank you for all the kind words. Truly, my dad was an amazing man and the best dad in the world. I miss him more than I can express.
August 02, 2013
Ruth Ann and Family: I add to your great loss my own personal loss of a dear friend and buddy. It was natural to meet Jim and Ed at Williamson Road Pharmacy very soon after they took over there, for my medical office was only a block and a half away. Jim became particularly endeared to me through his intensely competitive spirit in sports and games. Every Wednesday afternoon we shared a half day off and would fill it with bowling, tennis, ping pong, golf, or even hangman, checkers or chess. We competitively evened out in most
everything except golf, which he had not played before. But my advantage in that sport lasted only a year before he caught up and passed me. I will always fondly remember our golfing trips to The Homestead and The Greenbrier. But of much greater importance, his faith and works for our Savior, Jesus Christ, over the years made him such a wonderful ambassador for good in this world. THAT is for what he will be remembered the most. But just in case you find a way, Jim, to reveal that there is a golf course in heaven, it will be of great comfort to me to know I have the chance to again join you on the links. Max Bertholf, MD
August 01, 2013
Jim Roberts was an icon—a legend. When I would be traveling and needed a drug store, or just went into a different one in Roanoke, especially the “mom and pop” drug stores, I always ended up comparing them to Williamson Road Pharmacy and they never lived up to it. As busy as he stayed, Jim always went out of his way to greet everyone by name when they came in his pharmacy. I remember many years ago when the little local newspaper for Williamson Road ran a story on Jim and I read that he was born in War, WV (I think). My mom wasn't born there but she did live there for a time—probably way before Jim was born.
When mom's 80th birthday was coming up, I invited her friends to send her a card. WRP not only sent her a card, but also a box of candy. During Jim's tenure at WRP, you were family. I have never seen that in any other pharmacy. If you knew Jim Roberts, you were blessed. The world is definitely a better place because of him.
When he entered heaven, I am sure he heard, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” I know he is in heaven now and he is with his beloved Savior, Jesus Christ.
August 01, 2013
To the precious family of Jim Roberts,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you as you grieve the loss of a wonderful godly man. I have been so blessed to know Jim over the years and to watch him live a life of love, joy, peace, patience kindness. He was such a blessing to all who knew him. He left behind a wonderful legacy of what life & family is really all about, It's all about Jesus and glorifying HIM with your life. That is what Jim was about and his wonderful family is a reflection of that. We love you all dearly and we all look forward to the day when Jesus calls us home & we will join Jim and the rest of our loved ones who have gone before us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 31, 2013
Ruth and family

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing I think of him often my first boss and probably the best... I will always remember his smile...I don't think I ever saw him not smiling ... I will miss him as I am sure you all will but we will see him again all the good ones will be together and Jim was one of the best. May God bless you and your family during this time I will be praying for you ...

Barry and Debra Leslie
Las Cruces New Mexico
July 31, 2013
Ruth Ann, Sharon and Marcie:
I am still in shock over the news of Jim's passing, having just called you at
the house last week. We'd gone to visit
Rose's brother's family and I'd asked Don Shields to check on Jim's condition. I grew up at the Pharmacy,
thanks to Mom always using Jim's advice
for her prescriptions, and stopping at
the fountain for something good. You
and the girls would show up and it was
more like "Mayberry" than a pharmacy!
Losing Jim is like losing a favorite
uncle! But Jesus has gained the man
behind the counter He needed in His
drugstore. Jim will be missed! Please
accept Rose's and my condolences at
this time and God Bless you all!
July 31, 2013
Mrs. Roberts and Girls..I was very saddened to learn of Mr Roberts passing! I have known your precious family all my life, from the times when we were neighbors (our backyards on Hurst and Christian) through my 58 years having Jim as our family's pharmacist! He always had a smile and a hug and as I became an adult we continued to come across town to see Jim and have our prescriptions filled. Jim was particularly special when I became a Mom as he would field my long distance calls when I needed a second opinion from "Dr. Jim" and was particularly caring and kind when I went through a divorce.
Mrs. Roberts, I always enjoyed seeing the two of you together and as an adult still picture the" handsome" Mr. Roberts and "beautiful" Mrs. Roberts. You both always had a smile on your face, laughter in the conversation and love that was very dear.
Mr. Roberts will be greatly missed in the community as well as those of us who have moved away from a valley we lovingly call home! To the girls....He always loved sharing about your families to my Mom as well the times when I saw him. He so loved each of you and loved sharing about your lives. May your many memories bless you and comfort you. May God bless you and give you peace during this time.
Deb Harrison Dreger
July 31, 2013
Ruth Ann,Sharon,and Marcie,
WE were so very sorry to learn of Jim's passing...did not even know he had been ill.I know, without a doubt, he was lovingly welcomed to Heaven and you will all be reunited one day.Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.All of our kids dearly loved him,especially Greg. I still rebember being in the Lord's Supper service one Sunday and greg had a terrible case of hiccups and Jim came up and offered him a nickel for his next hiccup and they immediately stopped!God bless you and all your family,Ruth Ann.
Love in Christ,
Ruth & Frank Johnson

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Dad and I in 1976 Debra Jackie and Barry Leslie

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