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Terry Jay Roberts
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DURHAM: Terry Jay Roberts, a life-long resident of Durham, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 73 on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Terry was the son of the late Ruth Liles Roberts and Jay Goodliff Roberts, also of Durham.

Terry leaves behind a loving family including his wife of 35 years, Norma J; son, Brett and his family of Codruta, Ruthie, and Stela; son, Greg and his family of Kyla, Madi, and Will; and brother, Daniel and his spouse, Henry. Terry had a sincere love of family and was a grandad to all children he met.

Terry was a loving Christian and a long-time member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Durham, the same church where he and Norma J. married. Terry was an active member of the Durham Jaycees, the Durham Sports Club, and the Kiwanis Club of The Friendly City. He was a well-known insurance professional. Two highlights of his career included being a founding partner of the Insurance Center of Durham and founder of the Insurance People of North Carolina. After retiring in 2002, Terry had a successful collaboration with AccuComp USA.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, October 19th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, October 20th at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with Rev. Bryan Faggart and The Honorable Willis Whichard officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Jim Brame, Hal Winters, Steve Patterson, Ed Wooldridge, Greg Fisher, Guy Crabtee, Don Coffield, Gary Braswell, and Ken Strawbridge.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Duke Heart Center by mailing to Duke Health Development, Attn: Blue Dean, 710 West Main St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 or online at dukehealth.org at the “Giving” link, then select “Duke Heart Center” on the drop-down menu.

Terry, we love you greatly and will miss you eternally.

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


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Visitation

Thursday

19

Oct

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service

Friday

20

Oct

11:00 AM
Aldersgate United Methodist Church

1320 Umstead Road
Durham, NC 27712

Cemetery Details

Location

Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701

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