Michael Clarence “Fireball” Roberts, age 81 of 89 Woodbrook Road, Sparta, N.C. passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at his residence.

He was born July 17, 1939 in West Grove, Pennsylvania to the late Preston Clarence and Maude Phipps Roberts. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Williams Roberts. Michael was a member of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He worked at Pioneer Eclipse for 15 years and also worked at Nautilus. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching sports. He enjoyed football the most and was a Panthers fan. He was his daughter’s world, always had her back no matter what. He was a Godly man who loved the Lord and his family. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Edwards and husband David of Sparta; one granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Edwards of Sparta; three brothers-in-law, Johnny Williams and wife Joyce of Sparta, Carl Williams and wife Jean of Sparta, Kirby Seal and wife Dot of Sparta; two sisters-in-law, Carol Crouse and special friend, Chester Gallimore of Sparta, and Doris Williams of Maryland; several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of “Fireball” at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Steve Dillard and Brother Ed Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the residence. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask. Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be made to Antioch Cemetery Fund, c/o Tom Atwood, 1952 US Hwy 221 S, Sparta, N.C. 28675. 

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