William Edd Roberts
Edd was born Jan. 13, 1941 in Charlotte County, a son of the late Edgar Cobbs Roberts and Lucille Childress Roberts. Edd honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and was retired both as a Shipping Supervisor with Montague-Betts Company, Inc. and as a Realtor. He was an avid U.V.A. sports and a Washington Redskins Football fan.
Edd was also a member of Timberlake United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his children, Donna Drinkard (Jimmy) of Lynchburg, Cheryl Walton of Lynchburg and Terry Roberts (and girlfriend, Susan Crawley) of Forest; five grandchildren, Nicole Walton Hart (Taylor), Matt Walton, Connor Roberts, Stephanie Hazelwood (Robbie) and Jeremy Drinkard; seven great-grandchildren, Jace Padgett, Bryce Hazelwood, Braden Hazelwood, Mikayla Drinkard, Aleah Hart, Alayna Hart and Ashtyn Jean Hart; two sisters, June Keeling and Nancy Dodd (Ralph); one brother, Mike Roberts (Jackie) and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Roberts; a sister, Christine Yeatts and brother-in-law, Alvin Yeatts Sr.; a son-in-law, Jeff “Bear” Walton and a nephew, Alvin Yeatts Jr.
The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, at Timberlake United Methodist Church.
A Celebration of Edd’s Life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Timberlake United Methodist Church with Pastor Brad McMullen officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.