John Thomas Roberts
John Thomas Roberts, 86, of Creedmoor passed away Friday, May 20,2022 at Duke University Medical Center.
J.T. was born in Granville County to the late Eulis Thomas Roberts and Ruthie Mae Forsythe. He joined the United States Army National Guard at an early age and served his country for forty-three years before retiring from the Maintenance Battalion as a W-4. He loved his military brothers and sisters. After retiring, J.T. worked for Napa/Walker Auto Parts for fourteen years and often said that one of his favorite things to do was visit with his mechanic friends when delivering parts. J.T. loved his Napa family and looked forward to going to work every day. He was an avid Nascar fan and loved motorcycles, vintage cars and tractors, boxing, watching western movies and always had a Pontiac in the driveway. John never met a stranger and loved his family more than life itself.
Visitation will be held Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 10:00 am-10:45 am at Eakes Funeral Home, 832 N Main St Creedmoor, followed by funeral services at 11:00 am officiated by Reverend David Richardson. Graveside services will be held at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 3712 Cheek Road, Durham NC immediately following the service.
J.T. is survived by his son, Cliff Roberts; four granddaughters, Kirsty English (Shane), Kymber Roberts (Evan), Kyndall Roberts (Grayson) and Krstyn Thorpe (Donnie); a grandson, Clint Roberts (Mysti); four great-grandchildren, Karolyne, Sawyer, Kayla and Taylar; two sisters, Barbara Jean Currin (C.W) and Linda Allen (Tommy); one brother, E.H. Roberts (Trudy); a special and dear friend, Lisa Pennell and dozens of cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Roberts, a son, Ricky Roberts and a sister Nell Emory.
John, “J.T.”, “Papa John” will be missed by every soul that ever met or knew him.
Please dress causal, it’s what our J.T. would have wanted and preferred. (Jeans are welcome)