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Eddie D. Roberts

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Eddie D. Roberts Obituary
Eddie D. Roberts, 60, passed away on August 3, 2018, in El Paso, TX. He was born on February 18, 1958, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, to Granville and Velma Roberts.
Eddie was born to be an athlete and grew up in a community that provided an opportunity for young men to discover and compete in different sports. He enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball. In each of these sports, he excelled into one of the city's outstanding athletes. His ability continued throughout Middle School and in High School he was a member of the Varsity Basketball Team.
Eddie is a graduate of Alamogordo High School and attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico.
After college, Eddie worked for the City of Alamogordo. His first position with the City was working with the youth at the Boy's Club as a counselor. Then, with the City League Basketball Program for the youth on Saturday mornings and the Adult Basketball League on Tuesday night. He also worked at TG&Y as a supervisor and later, he enjoyed supervising landscaping projects and shopping for items at estate and garage sales. He was always the one to inspect and advise when it was time to trim a tree, fertilize the yard, dig up bushes around the house and plant flowers to make your yard beautiful.
Eddie is survived by his mother, Velma Roberts, his daughter, Chrissie Hostler, his siblings, Sharon McDonald (Edward) Alamogordo, Jean Branch (Lewis) Alamogordo, Sheila Roberts (Alamogordo), Johnny Roberts (Tucson, AZ), Chenelle Furnace (Burney) El Paso, TX, Stephanie Gamble (Trent) DeSoto, TX and Terrance (Melissa) Las Cruces, NM.
He is also survived by his granddaughter, Amaya Roberts, and a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Granville Roberts, his son, Eddie Roberts, his brother, Granville Roberts Jr., his nephew, Roshod Roberts and his niece Celina Branch.
Services will be held Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Corinth Baptist Church. The visitation service will be from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and the funeral service at 12:00 pm. with Pastor James Forney officiating. Burial will follow at 1:00 pm at Monte Vista Cemetery .

The Roberts family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home, Inc. to direct the funeral services.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News on Aug. 12, 2018
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