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William Edd Roberts

January 13, 1941 - October 2, 2021

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Timberlake United Methodist Church.
A Celebration of Edd’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Timberlake United Methodist Church with Pastor Brad McMullen officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

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William Edd Roberts, 80, of Lynchburg went to be with the Lord Saturday, October 2, 2021. He was the husband of the late Jean Elder Roberts.

Edd was born January 13, 1941, in Charlotte County, a son of the late Edgar Cobbs Roberts and Lucille Childress Roberts. Edd honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and was retired both as a Shipping Supervisor with Montague-Betts Company, Inc. and as a Realtor. He was an avid U.V.A. sports and a Washington Redskins Football fan. Edd was also a member of Timberlake United Methodist Church.   

He is survived by his children: Donna Drinkard (Jimmy) of Lynchburg, Cheryl Walton of Lynchburg, and Terry Roberts (and girlfriend Susan Crawley) of Forest, five grandchildren: Nicole Walton Hart (Taylor), Matt Walton, Connor Roberts, Stephanie Hazelwood (Robbie), and Jeremy Drinkard, seven great-grandchildren: Jace Padgett, Bryce Hazelwood, Braden Hazelwood, Mikayla Drinkard, Aleah Hart, Alayna Hart, and Ashtyn Jean Hart, two sisters, June Keeling and Nancy Dodd (Ralph), and one brother Mike Roberts (Jackie), and numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.   

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Harold Roberts, a sister Christine Yeatts and brother-in-law Alvin Yeatts, Sr., a son-in-law Jeff “Bear” Walton, and a nephew Alvin Yeatts, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Timberlake United Methodist Church.

A Celebration of Edd’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Timberlake United Methodist Church with Pastor Brad McMullen officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit obituaries.tharpfuneralhome.com.

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Donna & Jimmy, Cheryl, Nikki, Matt, Terry and Connor —. Larry and I send our warmest thoughts, love and sympathy to each of you. We loved your Dad and Mom so much and have the fondest memories of our long friendship. Edd is at peace now and in the arms of Christ. May that bring you comfort in Edd’s passing. We will miss him too!

Posted by Dianne & Larry Ferrell on October 6, 2021

Donna, Cheryl & Terry and Family, I hope you are comforted by your many Happy Memories Together. Edd's painful struggle has ended. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and Hugs, Butch & Glenna W. Carr

Posted by Butch and Glenna W Carr on October 4, 2021

Cheryl and family, I am saddened by the death of Edd. Cheryl, we love you very much. If there is anything you need, we are all here for you. Blake and I will be at Duke University for his upcoming surgery. You were so kind to us when Troy died. But know you are in our hearts. Debbie and family

Posted by Debbie Lucy on October 4, 2021

Papa was my favorite patient.May he rest in peace.Loved him so much.He was the highlight of our day.Will miss him .

Posted by Stacy Taylor on October 4, 2021

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