Obituary: James Ordis Roberson
James Ordis Roberson, age 87 of Nashville, Ark., passed away, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 in Dierks.
He was born Jan. 29, 1925 in Nashville to the late Mike and Myrta Hardie Roberson.
He was a retired Deacon of Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville, as well as a faithful Bible Class teacher. He was retired from the Briar Plant as a foreman and was a Navy veteran of WWII, where he served his country with honor. Mr. Roberson was a member of the Texarkana Antique Car Club, and a former member of the Farm Bureau Board of Directors. He enjoyed coon hunting and deer hunting with his friends at BRC Hunting Club. He was known in Southwest Arkansas as an enthusiastic peach orchardist and also growing his tomatoes that he enjoyed sharing with friends.
As well as his parents, Mr. Roberson was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
His survivors he leaves behind include his best friend and the love of his life for over 65 years, Annie Mae Goodson Roberson of Nashville; two daughters, Coleen and husband Floyd Clark, Jr., of Mena, and Julia and husband Terry Moore of Dierks; five beautiful grandchildren, Trey and wife Carmen Clark, Leah and husband Matt Lovelis, Lauren Clark, Amanda Moore and Rachel and husband Lance Lowrey; eight very special great grandchildren, Ava, Isabel, Sophia, and Will Clark, Brett, Zoe, and Gabby Lovelis, and Lucas Lowrey. A host of other family and friends too numerous to name.
Services were Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Sunset Church of Christ with Floyd Clark, Jr., Terry Moore, Trey Clark, Lance Lowrey and Matt Lovelis conducting his service. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com. Memorials may be made to the Sunset Church of Christ Library Fund, P.O. Box 7, Nashville, AR 71852, or to the Children’s Home of Paragould, Arkansas.