Walter D. Roberts Jr., was born Dec. 4, 1932, and passed away July 28, 2014, surrounded by his family at home.
W.D. is survived by his loving wife of more than 57 years, Mary Frances Roberts; son, Walter Kem and wife, Debra Roberts; granddaughters, Kristin Nation (Allen Todd) and Lauren McCombie (Will); grandson, Walter Kyle Roberts; great-grandchildren, Riley and Raylee; his faithful companion always by his side, Princess Pixie Roberts; and a host of life long musician friends that made music and memories for 40 years at W.D.'s store, Roberts Musical Sales on Main Street.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden officiated by the Rev. Jeff Ramsey of First United Pentecostal Church. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Pallbearers will be Hoyle Chanler, Doyle Chanler, Billy Chanler, Burt Chanler, Rocky McCoy, Michael McCoy, Will McCombie and Tommy Leon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Moorehead, Darrell Lum, Ellis Smith, Tom Loveless, Allen Todd Nation and Tommy Kemp.
Special thanks to Minden Medical Home Health and Gamble Hospice Minden, especially nurses Lauren, Glenda, Monica, CNA Donna, and Olympia with Comfort Keepers for their exceptional care.