Loyd Thomas Roberts

March 25, 1938 - June 02, 2011

Loyd Thomas Roberts

March 25, 1938 - June 02, 2011


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Obituary for Loyd Thomas Roberts

Loyd Thomas Roberts, II, 73, of Johnson City, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at his residence.

He was a native of Homer, LA and a son of the late, Loyd Thomas and Winifred Orr Roberts.

He was a graduate of ETSU where he received his B. A. and Masters degrees. He received his Phd at “Ole” Miss in Oxford, MS.

He was a Physical Education Professor at ETSU where he worked for over 30 years. During his time as the womens track coach he was selected the Southern Conference Coach of the year twice.

Mr. Roberts played football at Science Hill High School and also at Georgia Tech under the legendary coach, Bobby Dodd.

He was elected to the inaugural class of Science Hill High School Sports Hall of Fame for football and track.

Mr. Roberts was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include; three sons, Tommy Roberts of DeLand, FL, Greg Roberts and his wife CoraLynn of Jacksonville, FL and Dale Roberts and his wife Tami of Johnson City; one brother, Ted Roberts and his wife Shelia of Clarksdale, MS; seven Grandchildren, Katie Roberts and Ben Roberts both of Deland, Logan Roberts and Makenzi Roberts both of Johnson City, Baby Roberts, Dalton Roberts of Jacksonville, FL and Jennifer Shimada of Weehawken, NJ; one Great Grandson, Dylan Shimada; three nephews, Brent, Brad and Sam.

Memorial services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Monday, June 6, 2011, at Central Baptist Church. Dr. Ron Murray and Rev. R. Willard Warfield will officiate. Entombment will be held at a later time in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 until 1:00 pm Monday. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to Area 3 Special Olympics, Johnson City/ Washington Co.

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