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Vernon "Robbie" F. Roberson

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Vernon "Robbie" F. Roberson, 78, of Conway passed away Saturday April 26, 2014. He was born Aug. 31, 1935 in Winona, Miss. to the late William Milton and Jessie Wilma (Key) Roberson. Robbie was also preceded in death by his sister, Betty Sue Wedgeworth; and brother, William Howard Roberson. He was long standing member of the Second Baptist Church in Conway and was a retired veteran of the United States Navy having served 21 years. Robbie served three tours in Vietnam and served on the Kearsarge, Midway, Kitty Hawk and Forrestal. He completed the 10th grade at Smackover High School and later obtained his GED. Robbie was an employee of McLean Trucking, Metropolitan Insurance, and Allstate Insurance. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Robbie is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Annette (Johnston) Roberson; two daughters, Denise Elaine Proctor and Valerie Ann Hull; one son, Brian Paul Roberson (Kimberly); two sisters, Billie Jean Taylor and Barbara Ann Busby (Cotton); brother, Joe Wayne Roberson (Diane); nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway (501) 327-7727, with Bro. Ken Jordon and Pastor Stan Young officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Andrew Roberson, Zach Proctor, Jerry Tarver, Chuck Johnson, Gordon Johnston, Christopher Roberson, and Chad England. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Published April 28, 2014

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