Marion “Rob” Roberts
August 28, 1942- November 23, 2018
Marion Emery Roberts, age 76 of Gainesville Georgia, passed away Friday, Nov. 23rd, 2018 while taking care of his sister in Arizona.
Rob, as he was known to many, was born in Los Angeles California, but spent his youth in Bellevue, Iowa. His parents called him Buzzy, because he was always buzzing around, and after graduating from high school he went off to see the world by joining the Navy, like most young men at that time. He served in the Vietnam War as an HN2, but it wasn’t until later in life that he felt proud enough to share his story. After six years he was honorably discharged, went back home to Iowa with his family, and earned his degree as a Medical Technologist. He worked for a time for the State in Washington D.C. and again in Iowa as a Lab Manager in Dubuque. Rob finally ended up transferring to a job in Tucker, Georgia where he stayed until retirement.
He met the love of his life, Charlene, whom his dad, Ralph, nicknamed “Chaz”, asked her to dance, and they have been dancing through life ever since. Rob spent his retirement working on his extensive “Honey-do list” from Chaz and helping others. He loved his church and was a Deacon at the First United Presbyterian Church. He was honored and humored at that title bestowed on a man such as himself. On Thursday you could find him without fail at The Good News at Noon program. He would drive to pick up the food, cook, and helped serve the homeless, who were very dear to his heart. Rob was a member of the American Legion and he was proud to be a Veteran of his country. He loved living on the lake and fishing with his friends the North Georgia Crappy Anglers. However, what happened while fishing, better not get back to the wives. Grandpa Rob adored his grandkids and all else fell away when they were around.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Charlene (Chaz); son Steve (Wanda) Roberts; daughter Jennifer Crumback; son Roger (Anna) Chapman; daughter Kelly (Mark) Maatman; sister Becky (Mike) Hale; 9 grandchildren and many other special friends and family members.
A celebration of life will be held at 2pm on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at The First United Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, Georgia. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the American Legion Post 7 in Gainesville, Georgia or the Brookeshire Reunion Fund C/O Barbara and Tommy Gray, 2410 Roswell Ave, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28209.
Online condolences can be made at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com. Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel is handling the local arrangements.