William Edd Roberts

Published 3:31 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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William Edd Roberts, 80 of Lynchburg, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 2. He was the husband of the late Jean Elder 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.