Clifford Everett Roberts, 71, of Crossville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013. He was born January 26, 1942 in Spring City, Tennessee, the son of Venice and Nettie Cottrell Roberts.
He was retired after many years with Ford Motor Company in Lorain, and later retired from Related Construction as a painter and wood finisher. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam era and a member of the American Legion. He will be remembered as a great father and loving, caring husband and provider. He and his wife Etta were members of Alive In The Spirit South Church.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Etta Kilby Roberts of Crossville; daughters, Patricia Patterson of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Dana Elliott and Joe of Lorain, Diana Hreha and Jimmy, also of Lorain, and Lana Roberts and Marc of Wakeman; sons, Cliff Roberts, Jr. and Janet of Vermilion, David Bohannon and Amy of Elyria, and Billy Wade Vincent and Spring of Redman, Oregon; brothers, Ed Roberts and Angie of Elyria, Max Roberts and Brenda, also of Elyria, and Larry Roberts and Karen of Maryville, Tennessee; eight grandsons; four granddaughters; two great grandsons; three great granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant sister.
Funeral service was held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11 A.M., from the Chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Pastor Daniel Barnes and Pastor Junior Masters officiated, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Anthony Tursivio, Matthue Mair, Christopher Roberts, Kyle Hreha, Jerry Kilby and Marc Borne.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.