Jerry Alva Roberts age 73, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Jerry was born in Wickes, Arkansas on May 14, 1944 to the late Mark Roberts and the late Florence Sullivan Roberts. He was married to Edith Golden Roberts. Jerry raise chickens and enjoyed his livestock and watching them grow. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed being outdoors. He was a hard worker and could fix anything, as he was mechanically inclined. Most of all he loved his family and will be missed. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all.
He is survived by wife: Edith Faye Roberts “Jo” of Mena, Arkansas
Sons: Jerry Roy Roberts and wife Rachel of Mena, Arkansas and Michael Anderson Roberts and wife Lisa of Mena, Arkansas
Daughters: Cindy Faye Watkins of Vandervoort, Arkansas and Amy Ruth Betz and husband David of Mena, Arkansas
Fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
Brothers: Alton Roberts and wife Mary of Sherman, Texas and Gene Roberts of Summerset, Ohio
Sisters: Oneta Gentry and husband O.A. of Grannis, Arkansas, Maxine Smith and husband Lellern of Lebanon, Oregon, Louise Marie Drennon of Burlington, Texas, Ruth Maddux and husband James, and daughter Sarah of Greenwood, Arkansas
Numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Albert Roberts, sister Maudie Pinkerton, and sons-in-law Phil Watkins and Donnie Powell.
Funeral service will be Wednesday 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Brett Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the Board Camp Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Visitation will be general.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Cordell Roberts, Mark Roberts, Mike Henderson, Jackson Watkins, Gabriel Betz and David Betz.
Honorary pallbearers are Logon Roberts and Haden Roberts.
8-6-17 8:21 p.m. kawx.org