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Jesse D. Roberts

October 1, 1939 ~ February 10, 2019 (age 79)
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On Sunday, February 10, 2019, Jesse D. Roberts, age 79, went home to be with the Lord.

Born in Liberty, SC, he was a son of the late Guy and Esther Baker Roberts.

Jesse graduated from Daniel High School in Central, SC in 1956 and from Furman University with honors in 1960. Thereafter, he served in the United States Navy and was a 30-year career employee of the US Civil Service. He retired in 1997 and returned to Greenville in 1999.

Jesse was a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church and served four years as the church organist.

He is survived by three sisters, Lucille Porter (James), Bethel Childress, and Guynell Durham; two brothers, James Roberts (Gail) and Earl Roberts; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosalee Patterson and Rachel Posey; and two brothers, Claude and Glen Roberts.

He was deeply grateful to his nephew, Ronald Roberts, Ron’s wife Kay, and to his sister Bethel Childress for the loving care they provided during his final illness.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown, with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. in the Downtown chapel. Burial will be held in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

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