Charles Wayne Roberts (83) passed away July 05,2021 at his home. He loved his Lord Jesus Christ as evidenced in his daily walk. He was a long time member and ordained Deacon of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. His hope for all was that they would accept the free gift of salvation through Christ Jesus his Lord.
Charles proudly served in the United States Air Force for 23 years. He served in Georgia, Oklahoma. Mississippi, Germany and Thailand. During active duty years he received several awards and medals. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service as Line Chief at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Charles was awarded the Air Force Commendation (First Oak Leaf Cluster) at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand. At his last duty station, Charles received the Meritorious Service Medal as Maintenance Superintendent at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. After his retirement from the service, he studied HVAC and Electrical Maintenance at Northeast Mississippi Community College. After he completed school, he served his community for over 30 years repairing and servicing air conditioners and appliances. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shelby Roberts of Baldwyn and their four children, Ricky Roberts (Lisa) of Baldwyn, Charles (Buddy) Roberts of Shannon, Debra Lindsey (Randy) of Decatur, AL and Donna Way of Baldwyn. His grandchildren include; Jessica Lindsey, Brian Lindsey, Kayla McCreary (Raygan), Ryan Way, Mallory Roberts, Adam Roberts and Lasha Gullett. His great-grandchildren; Grayson Lindsey, Madeline McCreary, Blake Riddle, Avaleigh Gullett and Walker Gulllett and his brother; Bobby Roberts of Baldwyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruble and Bessie Roberts; his siblings, Louise Wallis and Jerry Neblett and his two grandchildren; Britney and Ashley Roberts.
Pallbearers will be; Brian Lindsey, Robert Way, Ryan Way, Adam Roberts, Jay Nichols and Terry Roberts.
Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Thursday July 8, 2021 in the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church Bed Ministry, 399 Hwy 30 West, Baldwyn, MS 38824.
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