By Kim Swindell Wood | February 26, 2018 3:05 pm
Clay Roberts ,73, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 25, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mr. Roberts was born Feb. 12, 1945, in Sparta, to Homer Whitley Roberts and Bessie Baker Roberts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Whitley and Bessie Roberts, and siblings, Vaughn Roberts, Joe Roberts, Dean Roberts, Charles Roberts, Wilfred Roberts, Wanda McGhee, Arrie Mae Jernigan, and Hazel Roberts.
Survivors include his siblings, Ray Roberts, Fred Roberts, Harvey Roberts, Willard Roberts, Frances Whitley, Opal Williams, Jeanne Kirby, Jim Roberts, Clay Roberts; daughter, Cristie (Greg) Vinson; grandchildren, Nickolas Hatmaker, Brooklyn Vinson; and special friends, Brenda and David Clouse.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Feb. 27, 2018, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Roberts Cemetery. Bro. James Rittenberry will officiate. The family will receive visitors noon-3 p.m., Feb. 27, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Doug Prater, Ray, Roberts, Fred Roberts, Will Roberts, Jeff Roberts, Jerry Roberts, Ryan Roberts, Matt Baker, Michael Patterson, and David Clouse.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.