- Last Updated on 05:08 PM 04/24/14
Allen Glenwood Roberts passed away Wednesday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C., with family and many other loved ones by his side.
Allen was one of seven sons born to Mr. Richard and Hattie Sutphin Roberts of South Boston.
At a very early age, he was baptized at Trinity Baptist Church where he remained faithfully until his health declined.
In 1966 he was united in holy matrimony to Sallie Weston Roberts. To this union they were blessed with a beloved daughter, Tonja Michelle.
Mr. Roberts was an entrepreneur. He liked and enjoyed doing many different occupations, but the most rewarding was his receiving a Doctor of Juris Prudence (law degree). He practiced law for over a span of 40 years before retiring.
Mr. Roberts was licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Virginia U.S. Court of Appeals.
He was a member of the American Bar Association, Old Dominion Bar, the Virginia State Bar, former member of the Halifax County Bar, the Danville Bar, the Danville Royal Lodge, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the American Legion Post 99, was a former member of the South Boston Industrial Development Board and also served as its financial secretary.
Allen was a member of the West Chester Corporation, which developed the Yabel Heights Subdivision in South Boston. He served as its vice-president and was instrumental in constructing several homes for citizens of South Boston.
He served a tour of duty in the United States Army and was stationed entirely at the prestigious Fort Knox, Ky. where he was assigned to the medical research lab where he experimented with deep vein thrombosis. His findings were handed over.
Mr. Roberts leaves to cherish fond memories, his devoted wife of 47 years; a devoted daughter, Tonja Michelle-Roberts-Brooks; three beloved granddaughters; his neighbors; church family; two sisters; three brothers; (three brothers preceded him in death); five brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held on Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church on Sutphin Road at 2 p.m.
Rites are entrusted to Stanfield Mortuary, Rocky Mount.