WAYNESVILLE, N.C. Thomas "Tom" Jackson Roberts, of Waynesville, N.C. 77, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at his residence. A native of Iredell County, he was a son of the late Robert and Callie Whitener Roberts. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Jerry Roberts. Tom proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a member of Ninevah Baptist Church in Waynesville, the Masonic Lodge #359, and a former member of the Waynesville Sunrise Rotary Club. Tom retired after 20 years of service from Belk and was the owner of Badcock Furniture of Waynesville for 25 years, along with his wife, Amy. Tom is survived by his wife of 38 years, Amy R. Roberts; daughter, Carla Roberts Honeycutt; son, Tommy Lee Roberts (Sonja); sister, June Brooks (Jack); three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and special nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 21, at Ninevah Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Leslie officiating. Burial followed at Greenhill Cemetery, Veterans Section with full military rites conducted by the Marines Corp and VFW-American Legion. The family received friends from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the church, prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Ninevah Baptist Church, Benevolence Fund, P.O. Box 38, Waynesville, NC 28786; or Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731. The care of Tom has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes. An online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.
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