John F. "Frank"
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Fairview - John Franklin "Frank" Roberts, Jr., 90, of Fairview, died Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center.
A native of Mecklenburg Co., NC, he was a son of the late John Franklin Roberts Sr. and Lillian Marie Jaquins Roberts. He was also preceded in death by his first wife of 63 years, Alma Hamilton Roberts, who died in 2004.
Frank was a Civil Service welder in Pearl Harbor during WWII and went on to retire from Ashland Oil Company in Jacksonville, FL. After retirement, Frank worked as a realtor and broker for Roberts Investments.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy B. Roberts; one daughter, Teresa Buckner and her husband, Tommy, of Arden; three sons, Howard Roberts and his wife, Pat, of Charlotte, Kenny Roberts and his wife, Joyce, of Woodfin and Stanley Roberts and his wife Teri of Palmetto, FL as well as seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in the Crouch Chapel of First Baptist Church of Asheville with Reverend Leah Brown officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A Masonic graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Forest Lawn West Cemetery in Charlotte with Reverend Sonny Reavis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that you consider a memorial contribution in Frank's memory to either the North Carolina Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565 or to the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, PO Box 909, Asheville, NC 28802.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and a memorial register is available online at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 18, 2013
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806