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Terry Jay Roberts

June 20, 1944 October 15, 2017
Terry Jay Roberts
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Obituary for Terry Jay Roberts

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 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

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6:00 PM 10/19/2017 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/19/2017 8:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 10/20/2017 11:00:00 AM
Aldersgate United Methodist Church

1320 Umstead Road
Durham, NC 27712

Aldersgate United Methodist Church
1320 Umstead Road Durham 27712 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Maplewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701

1621 Duke University Road Durham 27701 NC
United States

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