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George Roberts

1932 — May 14, 2014

George Roberts

George Henry Roberts, Capt. USAF Retired, age 81 of Powell, TN formerly of Heiskell passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Knoxville, TN. George spent 22 years 11 months & 8 days serving in the U. S. Air Force & was very proud of his military career which included time in Vietnam. While in the Air Force he worked as a Nuclear Reactor Systems Tech, Radio Communications Tech, & an Electrical Systems Officer. During his civilian career he worked for Millers Department Store in the Maintenance Department, Modine Manufacturing, & Precision Disc Corporation. George retired in 1990 to enjoy his combined family, woodworking, engraving, & traveling. He attended Black Oak Baptist Church in Clinton, TN & also made many visits to Second Baptist Church in Clinton. George was preceded in death by his parents, Karl Hampton Roberts & Helen Gould Fulton Roberts; brothers, Wade, Robert, & Carl Roberts & sisters, Ruth Beth Roberts Bray Willard & Mary Fulton Roberts Bragg. Surviving relatives include his wife, Dorris Roberts-Powell, TN; daughters, Ginger Roberts (Denny Hatcher)-Audubon, PA, Cindy Roberts (Jean Louis Flechon)-Zurich, Switzerland, & Gretchen Roberts-Lenoir City, TN; step sons, Douglas Cooper (Jenny)-Clinton, TN, Gregory Cooper (Carole)-Oak Ridge, TN; brother, Joe Roberts (Lona)-Wise, VA; sister, Martha Ann Holifield (Jim)-Denver, CO; grandchildren, Tommy Lynn Avelar (Philip)-Trooper, PA, Forrest & Hannah Easterly-Knoxville, TN, Sonya & Eloise Flechon-Zurich, Switzerland, Brittainy Cooper Barger (Eric)-Clinton, TN, Alexis Cooper-Clinton, TN, G. Brandon Cooper-Oak Ridge, TN, Sammie & Zac Cooper-Clinton, TN & 5 great grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers are Jeff Saylor, Tim Saylor, Eric Barger, G. Brandon Cooper, Dalton White, Greg Cooper, Doug Cooper, & Zac Cooper. George's family will receive his friends on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2pm - 4pm with his Celebration of Life immediately following at 4pm in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Rev. Larry Pugh officiating. His interment will be Monday, May 19, 2014 at 9:30am at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville, TN with full military honors. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

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Jones Mortuary, LLC

, Clinton, TN 37716

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Jones Mortuary, LLC

, Clinton, TN 37716

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East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914

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