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James Donald "Don" Roberts, age 81 of Murrayville, Ga passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Don was born on May 24, 1936 to the late Grady Roberts and Ida Beatrice Huckaby in Rome, Georgia. He retired from Johnson Motor Freight where he worked for many years as a rater. He was of the Methodist faith and was a member at Tucker United Methodist Church. Anyone who knew Don knows that he was a true outdoorsman and a real sports fanatic. If he wasn't gardening in his free time you could almost guarantee that he was watching some kind of sport competition and rooting for his favorite of the competitors.
In addition to his parents, Don is preceded in death by his six siblings.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Barbara. Daughters Lisa Roberts of Macon and Tricia Roberts Johnson of Flowery Branch. Stepchildren Scott Terry of Pataskala, OH; James Douglas "J.D." and Alison Terry of Pataskala, OH; Traci and Michael Bice of Westerville, OH; and Amy and Richard Carey of Johnstown, OH. Grandchildren Rachael Johnson, Michael Johnson, Rebecca Johnson along with 8 step grandchildren. Don is also survived by his "Boys", dogs Henry and Zeke.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Rev. Cliff Allen officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. and then again on Wednesday from 11 A.M. until scheduled service time.
Flowers are accepted and any donation may be made payable to any Dementia or Alzheimer's non-profit organizations.
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, Georgia is in charge of all arrangements. Please visit our website to leave condolences for the family or to share a memory. www.alexander-funeral.com 2721 HWY 129 S. Cleveland, Ga. 30528 (706)865-1500