August 25, 1932-
August 28, 2014
Columbus, GA- SFC Retired Alfred J. Roberts of Columbus, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Midtown Medical Center. He was 82 years old and resided at 6301 Mill Branch Road.
A native of Odessa, FL and the son of the late Bobby and Jessie Beard Roberts, Alfred was born August 25, 1932.
A resident of Columbus since 1964, He was a US Army veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. Amongst the many medals and awards he received was the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged and retired from the US Army after 20 plus years of meritorious service. After his military career, Alfred worked for Civil Services at Ft. Benning , GA as a Crane Operator/Truck Driver, retiring after many years of employment. A devout Christian, he was a faithful member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and Choir member. He was a Prince Hall Mason, member of American Legion Post 216 of Tarpon Springs, FL and the Follow Me Chapter of 1st Cavalry Division Association. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Frances Johnson Roberts and a sister, Lillie Bell Owens.
Survivors includes a brother, Charles Roberts; sisters-in-law, Katie Tillman and Bernadine Tucker; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
SFC Roberts will be laid to rest with his beloved wife at Main Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning, GA on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Full military honors will be accorded. The Homegoing Celebration will be conducted Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the sanctuary of Liberty Hill Baptist Church officiated by Pastor James Davis. The visitation is Saturday, 11:00 A.M. til 12:00 Noon at the Church. Family members and friends are asked to assemble at the Church Saturday at 11:30 A.M. Arrangements entrusted to Progressive Funeral Home, Inc "A Touch Of Dignity For Those Who Care." Condolences may be expressed on line at www. progressivefuneralhome.com
Progressive Funeral Home
4235 St Mary'S Rd Columbus, GA 31907
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Sept. 4, 2014