WEAVERVILLE– Johnny M. Roberts, age 76, of the Locust Grove Community, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Johnny was born May 4, 1943 in Buncombe County to the late Roy McKinley and Veta Chandler Roberts; he was a resident of Buncombe County all of his life. He was the former owner of J&G Supply and owned Johnny Roberts Trucking. Johnny was a member of the Jupiter Fire Department for 38 years and served as their Fire Chief for 19 years over two terms. He was a member of Vance Lodge #293 A.F. & A.M. Johnny was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and hanging out at Lake Keowee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Glena Sprinkle Roberts who died in 2008.
Surviving are his wife, Cindy Ingle Roberts; daughter, Shonda Rae Gunter and husband Keith; son, Shannon Roberts and wife Jennifer; brother, Jerry Roberts and wife Diann; step-sons, Anthony and Travis Ingle; grandchildren, Todd Fisher, Tyler and Tate Roberts, Kolby and Keaton Gunter; three special young men in Johnny’s life, Jackson, Alex and Brantley.
His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Locust Grove Baptist Church. Reverends Ben Whitmire, Scott Reece and Mike Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with masonic graveside rites by the Vance Lodge. The lodge will open at 10:00 a.m.
The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, where the body will remain until placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider: Fire Fighter Relief Fund, c/o Jupiter Fire Department, 331 Jupiter Road, Weaverville, NC 28787 or Locust Grove Baptist Church, Attn: Cemetery Fund, 305 Locust Grove Road, Weaverville, NC 28787.
The family would like to thank the staff at CVICU at Mission Hospital for their love and care.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Roberts’ obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.