Jerry was born in Erwin, Tennessee to the late Edd and Mary Nell Ratliff Roberts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Billy Joe Roberts; and two brothers, James Roberts and William Roberts.
Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and a member of Carter Christian Church in Stoney Creek, where he served as a deacon. He was also a Chaplain. He was in the construction field, where he had worked for over 20 years. Jerry had a masonic lodge certificate and was a member of Hampton #750 Masonic Lodge F&AM. He dipped Copenhagen, enjoyed Nascar races, building things, John Deere lawnmowers, cooking and eating a good meal and spending time with his family, especially all of his grandchildren.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 38 years, Rhondia Arrowood, of the home; a daughter, Heather Marie Taylor (Robert), of Elizabethton, TN; a son, John Guinn, of Elizabethton; two brothers, Kenneth Roberts and Sam Roberts; one sister, Nancy Fender; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Eddie Arrowood; sister-in-law, Brenda Arrowood; several nieces, nephews and cousins, also survive. Along with his beloved dog, Bandit and a special niece, Jean Wheelock.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Jerry R.J. Roberts will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 23, 2020 in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Pastor Randy Carrier, officiating. Music will be provided by Chris and Larry Pippin. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Monday.
The family would like to especially thank Teddy Taylor, Jeff Buckles, Ken Niddifer, Ashley Smith and Hillview Home Care and Natasha Peters.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to Hampton Masonic Lodge or to the Shriners.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Jerry R.J. Roberts and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.