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Earl U. Roberts, Sr.
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Obituary for Earl U. Roberts, Sr.

Durham: Earl U. Roberts, Sr., 96, a treasured husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. He was born in Orange Co, the son of the late Wilson Uriah Roberts and Lizzie Belle Roberts. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years, Annie Hunt Roberts; sisters, Erma Vickers, Lucille Jacobs, Inez Proctor, Belle Hopson and brother, Wilson Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a graduate of Durham High School, Class of 1942. He was a WWII Veteran serving in the Army-Air Corps and retired from Overnight Transportation Company as Personnel and Safety Manager.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his daughters, Olivia Roberts Moore (Tony), Peggy Roberts Turner (James); son, Earl Roberts Jr. (Patricia); grandchildren, Tony Moore, Jr. (Denise), Jay Allen Moore (Emily), Jay Turner (Annaliese), Julie Pridgen (Dennis), Jonathan Turner (Stephanie), Brian Roberts (Emily), Kyle Roberts (Jennifer), Scott Roberts; sister, Doris Stager; 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to family, Earl was blessed to have many friends with whom he enjoyed many good times at Chick-Fil-A in Durham, Roxboro Rd.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Jane Satter and staff at Duke Family Medicine, Hillsborough and Dr. Thomas Gehrig and Nurse Practitioner, Michelle Johnson at Duke Cardiology for their excellent care.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, October 28, at Grey Stone Church, with Dr. Clay Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Pallbearers will be Tony Moore Jr., Jay Moore, Jonathan Turner, Kyle Roberts, Zachary Moore, and Dennis Pridgen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612 or Reality Ministries, P.O. Box 242, Durham, NC 27702.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

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Visitation Prior to the Service




12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Grey Stone Church

2601 Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service Following Visitation




2:00 PM
Grey Stone Church

2601 Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details


Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina

Reality Ministries


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