John Wilson “J.W.” Roberts, died Saturday, May 16, in Greenville. He was 85
J.W. Roberts was born June 17, 1934, and graduated from Mauldin High School in 1951. He attended Clemson Agricultural College and served two years in the United States Army.
After the Army, J.W. joined his father’s construction business and expanded it into real estate. He specialized in custom home building, church construction, and home renovations.
J.W. was an active member of the Home Builders Association of Greenville, and served as President in 1975. He believed in always doing things the right way, even if that meant the long way, and he never took shortcuts. His strong work ethic never left him and he was hard at work right up to his last day.
J.W. was an active member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Charlotte; his daughters, Jonnette Griffin and Jan Roberts; his two grandchildren, Jimmi Leigh Griffin (Zach Thrasher) and Grayson Griffin (Brooke); three great-grandchildren Ford, Gavin, and Campbell; and his brother Jack Roberts (Sylvia), brother-in-law Tom Henderson (Cindy) and sister-in-law Dolly Henderson along with many nieces, nephews, and treasured friends.
A memorial service for Mr. Roberts will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m. at Rocky Creek Baptist Church at 1801 Woodruff Road in Greenville, South Carolina. A private burial will follow at Graceland East Memorial Park for immediate family. Due to current circumstances, social distancing practices will be observed for all services.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Rocky Creek Baptist Church at 1801 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607, or the Greenville Humane Society on Airport Road in Greenville, SC at https://www.greenvillehumane.com/make-a-donation/ .
Online condolences may be made at www.mackeymortuary.com .