NEWPORT, Tenn. - John Edward Roberts, 77, of Newport, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Physicians Regional Hospital. He was born March 19, 1936, in Escanaba.
He was a veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mari Lynn Roberts; parents, Hubert F. and Sarah Elsie Roberts; brother and sister, Jack T. Roberts and Jacqueline Mullins.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline F. Roberts; daughter Cheryl (Roger) Wyatt; son, Steven (Teresa) Roberts; grandchildren, Shaun C. (Leslie) Roberts, Seth Wyatt, Craig (Nicole) Roberts, Ashley Roberts and fianc Brian Evans; great-grandsons, Levi H. Poteete and Eli Roberts; great-granddaughters, Mary E. Roberts, Molly G. Roberts and Ella G. Roberts, Macy A. Roberts; sisters, Patricia Brunette, Denise (Dick) Weber; brothers, James Bunny (Mabel) Roberts, Dennis (Janet) Roberts, Thomas (Alice) Roberts, Raymond (Elizabeth) Roberts, Noel (Janet) Roberts; numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Special thank you to the staff of U T Home Health, special nurse Whitney Shaver; Cocke County Ambulance Service and Fresenius Dialysis Center for the wonderful care they provided. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Manes Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.