Roland Roberson, beloved father of four and husband for 63 years went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2019 at the age of 94. A long-time resident of Searcy, Roland was born on April 16, 1925 in White County to the late Rufus & Vernie (Stracener) Roberson. He married Pauline Turnage in 1946 after serving in the Navy during World War II. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Pauline, eldest son Larry (Betty) Roberson, three sisters and one brother. Roland is survived by son Steve (Trish) Roberson of Little Rock and daughters Paula Roberson and Beth Roberson, both of Maumelle, eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren who all loved their Papaw. He will be fondly remembered by many for his love of gardening, providing family, friends and neighbors with a bounty of vegetables, particularly his beautiful tomatoes. Roland will also be remembered for his love of cooking hearty breakfasts for family and friends. His tenacious work ethic was admired greatly by his children and all who knew him. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home in Searcy. Graveside service is Monday, 10 a.m. at White County Memorial Gardens also in Searcy. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www.powellfuneralhome.net.
Published July 21, 2019