William “Bill” G. Roberts

August 27, 1932 - July 12, 2023

08/27/1932 - 07/12/2023

Past Services

Funeral Service
Friday August 04, 2023
2:00 pm

Additional Information:

The Chesapeake at 955 Harpersville Rd, Newport News, VA 23601

William “Bill” G. Roberts died on July 12, 2023, age 90, at The Chesapeake in Newport News, Virginia.

Bill was born Aug 27, 1932, to the late Clifton “Tip” Roberts and Louise Roberts in Portsmouth, Virginia where he went to Woodrow Wilson High School and graduated in 1951. From there he attended apprentice school at the Naval Reserves.

Bill then graduated from Virginia Tech and entered an engineering career with the federal government, was a fast-pitch softball pitcher, little league coach, soccer referee and loving husband, and father.

He is preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline “Jackie” Sharpe Roberts of 61 years and his two sisters Margaret and Joyce. Bill is survived by his son Gregg Roberts, his niece Elaine Hughes, nephew Robert Allenberger, and his long-time companion Jackie LedBetter.

A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at The Chesapeake on August 4, 2023, at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity in honor of Bill.

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