Obituaries

ARCHIE EUGENE ROBERTS -

Mr. Archie Eugene Roberts, better known as Mac, age 47, of Mountain City, TN died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Johnson County Community Hospital in Mountain City, TN. Mr. Roberts was born on April 6, 1965 in Abingdon, VA to Arch Ulysses and Gladys Howard Roberts. Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Roberts was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Doe Valley.

God reached down and took Archie unto His loving arms. He picked a precious flower from our garden. The most kind and loving gentle soul. Endless loving husband, most wonderful paw. Just a warm and gentle blessing to all who knew him. God needed him to put in his garden so He took from us our beautiful gift of life. But with each day God will help us, because we know while here on earth Archie lived his life to the fullest. He always shared his main love with us all, God, his wife, grandson and his love for trucking, his family and friends. We all know he is gone to rest in a much better place.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Randy Shoun and Rev. Leon Bryant. Burial followed in Dixon Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Saturday prior to the service. Active pallbearers were Josh Bryant, Chris Johnson, Mike Wallace, Charlie Osborne, Jamie Osborne, Brandon Vines, Timmy Bumgardner and Jake Osborne. Honorary pallbearers are Edward Humphery, Zackary Garland, Billy Joe Burrow Trucking and all the loving, wonderful and caring people who had the opportunity to ever meet him.

Mr. Roberts is survived by: his wife: Lisa Stuart Roberts; one son: Nichols Shepherd of West Jefferson; one daughter: Amanda Hodges and husband Bobby of West Jefferson; five brothers: Doug Osborne and wife Camilla, Darrell Osborne and wife Evelyn and Charles Osborne and wife Denise of Mountain City, Lynn Osborne and wife Kim of Kingsport and Delbert Osborne and wife Shelia of VA; one sister: Sally Hall of FL; Paw's special boy: Malachi Hodges; uncle: Edward Howard of Ashland, OH and aunt: Pauline Miller of Mountain City, TN; sister-in-law: Debbie Miller and husband Michael, mother-in-law: Shelby Stuart, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to the family c/o Badger Funeral Home, PO Box 139, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Words of comfort and remembrance may be viewed or sent to the family through our website at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.

Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mr. Roberts' arrangements.