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Originally published: 2012-12-26 16:19:58
Last modified: 2012-12-26 16:19:58

Charles Marvin Roberts

Mr. Charles Marvin "Sonny" Roberts, 70, of Boone, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, evening at Cranberry House.

Born July 21, 1942, in Watauga County he was a son of the late Marvin Woodrow and Blanche Keller Roberts.

Sonny was a U.S. Army Veteran, and a member of American Legion Post 130. He was a charter member of Greenway Baptist Church. Sonny was a member of the Community Chorus, the Gospel Jubilee Chorus and the Daniel Boone Garden Club.

He is survived by his children, Shawn Roberts and wife, Leslie, of Boone and Heather Tomberlin and husband, Joe, of Youngsville; three grandchildren, Grace, Jacob and Jordan Tomberlin; and one sister, Malinda Wilcox and husband, Frank, of Lenoir. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian Sweitzer and Dot Vandyke and one brother William Roberts.

Funeral services for Mr. Sonny Roberts will be conducted 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Greenway Baptist Church. Officiating will be Dr. David Luster. Burial with military honors provided by American Legion Post 130 will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Greenway Baptist Church.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Greenway Baptist Church, 880 Greenway Road, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be shared with the Roberts family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving Roberts family.