Clyde Roberts

Clyde Roberts

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Clyde Roberts, age 81, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on July 30, 2022, to his eternal heavenly home.

He was born in 1941 in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, and was a son of William F. and Elloree Billings Roberts. He grew up with his older brother, Bob Eugene Roberts, who was also his best friend in life. He married his wife, Linda, on July 2, 1961. They met in 7th grade and that chance meeting paved the way for a lifelong love, friendship, and adventure.

Mr. Roberts served in the Greer National Guard from 1960-1966, worked in textiles from 1960-1977, and then began a career in insurance and enjoyed serving families. He always respected the families he served as he helped them to plan their future and help provide for their loved ones. He enjoyed his work, and many times would tell others to find a job they loved and they would never work a day in their life. During his career, he qualified for company awarded conventions to 11 different resorts in the country, which allowed him and his wife, Linda, to travel on adventures together. He was a member of LUTCF, as well as a member of Holston Creek Baptist Church, which he loved and served in different roles, including deacon, until his health prevented him from attending.

Clyde was lovingly known as Pop to his family. He was a devoted family man, and his family was the center of his life. He spent many years cheering for football games, baseball games, helping with Boy Scout events, coaching church basketball teams and many other events for his son and grandson. He also enjoyed playing golf and played for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Roberts; son, Phil Roberts (Beverly); grandson, Graham; bonus grandson Elijah; and several nieces and nephews and their children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his best friend and brother, Bob Roberts; and sister-in-law, Lavonia Roberts.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at The Wood Mortuary Chapel conducted by Dr. Reggie Parker.

Visitation will be held 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary prior to the service.

Flowers may be accepted. Pop spent many years giving to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The family respectfully requests memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015.

Pop’s advice to all would be to love and protect your family and be at peace with your friends and others. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”

Online condolences may be made to

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