Dec. 16, 2018
Surrounded by family, Mr. Guy Thomas Roberts entered into rest on Dec. 16. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 2:00 p.m., at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel. The Reverend Jason Dillard officiated. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service. Interment was at High View Cemetery in Gray. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry St. Macon, GA 31201.
Mr. Guy was a devoted husband of 46 years, loving father, friend, veteran, and syrup maker extraordinaire. He is predeceased by his wife, Betty Jean Roberts, by only three weeks. Also, he was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Ralph Roberts, of Fitzgerald. Mr. Guy served his country proudly from 1951 to 1954 with the United States Army. He was also a member of the GA. Cattlemen’s Association. He retired from dairy farming, but never fully retired his garden. He grew everything, including corn, sweet potatoes, peas, blackberries, and collard greens. He was known in Jones County for being the “greens man” and making a superb blackberry pie.
Mr. Guy never met a stranger and was a passionate war historian. He could be seen with friends and family making syrup or walking daily with his favorite dog, “Bo”. He enjoyed most of all, his two daughters and hanging out with all his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughters, Jeanene Roberts Kelly of Belmont, North Carolina and Marlene Roberts (Rick) Batchelor of Perry; grandchildren, Amanda Manneck (Chip) Williams, Alexander K. (Manse) Manneck, Andrew T. Manneck, Elizabeth K. (Stephen) Roberts and Jacob K. Kelly; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and numerous friends. He will be missed greatly by all.
Please visit www.hartsmort.com to express condolences.
Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel, had charge of arrangements.