Robert Joseph Roberts

Published 9:44 am Saturday, May 4, 2019

Kill Devil Hills – Robert Joseph Roberts, 75, of Kill Devil Hills, died suddenly on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

He was a wonderful, loving and caring husband of Cheryl, father of Colleen Roberts-Hill (deceased), grandfather of Jessica Merritt (Chris) and Cody Hill, great grandfather of Lily Grace and Ryder Fynn Merritt, all of Kill Devil Hills; and beloved brother-in-law of Kathleen Allen of Pittsburgh.

Originally from Pittsburgh, he worked as a boiler plant operator at Mesta Machine Company in Pittsburgh for 18 1/2 years and relocated to the Outer Banks in 1983. He began working for the Town of Kill Devil Hills in 1984 as a water plant operator, retiring in 2002. He became employed by Enterprise Car Rentals as a driver in 2002 until 2007.

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He was a US Army veteran (assigned as sharp shooter/rifle M-14) to Co A 2nd BG, 26th Infantry Berlin Command, discharged honorably. Served in the Army Reserves until 1967. He was also a member of Colington United Methodist Church.

A Blessing Service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2019 at Colington United Methodist Church, 1949 Colington Rd., KDH NC 27948. Rev. Teresa Holloway will officiate. Burial will be private.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.