Michael David Roberts, a lifetime resident of Cherokee County, passed away suddenly on September 9, 2020 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.
Mike was a proud Marine veteran who served his country with pride, including two tours in Vietnam and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 7620 and the DAV. He was a proud husband and father.
He is preceded in death by his infant son, Michael Scott Roberts, his mother, Bessie Kephart Roberts, and his grandparents, Jefferson Eli and Julia Kephart.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Jeannie Horton Roberts. His children; daughter Renee Nicely and husband Mel, daughter Missy Allen and husband Preston, daughter Tessa Herron and husband Damon, son Michael Young, daughter Ashley Young. And a special daughter Traci Allen and 2 special sons, Travis Morrow and Kevin Nicely, The mother of his children, Judy Fain. His grandchildren: Natasha/Kai Nicely, Tashaya Holland, Shania Nicely Coward, Sarah Nicely; Courtney, Joey, Miohn and Te’Lor Allen; Jasmine Cox, Juwan and Justice Dorsey; Tilya and Grady McGaha; special grandchildren, Jessie Nicely and Blake Blount; as well as 12 great grandchildren. His brother Dennis Kephart and his sisters Judy Roberts and Juanita Hoffman.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with the Reverend Sam White officiating. A graveside service for the family immediately followed at Owl Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Murphy American Legion Post 96, Hayesville VFW Post 6812, Hayesville American Legion Post 532, and the Marine Corps League Cherokee Detachment 1011. Pallbearers were Kevin Nicely, Jeff Mashburn, Dean Mashburn, Raymond (Tootie) Moore, Adam Allison, Neal Kephart, and Gene Kephart. Honorary pallbearers were Miohn Allen, Justice Dorsey, and Grady McGaha.
Family received friends prior to the services from 1:00 to 2:45 pm Sunday, September 13, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations to be made in honor of Michael David Roberts to the Warrior Veterans Outreach online at https://www.warriorsveteranoutreach.com/.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.
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