Walter A. “Doc” Roberts

Jan. 17, 1940-June 21, 2024


Walter A. “Doc” Roberts, 84, passed away June 21, 2024, at his home, in Quebeck, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born Jan. 17, 1940, to Thomas Clemens Roberts and Mary Ethel Atnip Roberts, at home, in Quebeck.

He graduated eighth grade and quickly took to agricultural endeavors before eventually traveling north to Michigan for work.

He married Peggy Fern Guy, on Sept. 4, 1958, and returned home to Quebeck. He eventually entered road construction, where he remained until he retired, in 2001. He maintained an interest in agriculture and purchased a farm, in Walling. He invested heavily in this farm with his son, Terry Hugh Roberts. He spoke often of his pride in his children and his grandchildren.

Thomas and Mary had seven children.

Doc was preceded in death by Thomas Clemens Roberts, Mary Ethel Roberts, Luther Roberts, Mary Alta Swindell, Arlena Shoemake, and Thomas Richard Roberts.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Peggy; sons, Walter Jerry and Terry Hugh Roberts (and wife Teresa Jo); brother, Joe Lee Roberts (and wife Brenda); sister, Rosie Lee Taylor; grandson, Joshua Wayne Roberts; granddaughter, Shayna Leann Luna (and husband Joel); and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was 2 p.m., June 24, 2024, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Doyle Cemetery.

Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.