Ernest Jewel Roberts, 79, of Hiddenite, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
Born on October 18, 1937, in Cherokee County, son of the late Clyde W. and Elsie Davis Roberts, he attended the Church of God.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by two brothers, Herman and Virgil Roberts; and a sister, Edith Mitchell.
Mr. Roberts was a corporate auditor, and had served as Tax Administrator for Alexander County for eight years. Mr. Roberts was a veteran of the United States Army.
Ernest is survived by his wife, Frances J. Roberts of the home; two sons, Keith Roberts and wife Lisa of Hiddenite, and Danny Roberts of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; a daughter, Sandra Roberts of Hiddenite; five grandchildren, April Hopkins, Brittany Roberts, Coty Roberts, Dalton Siler, and Cory Morez; seven great-grandchildren, Alexis Mecimore, Aaden Roberts, Brennon Harrell, Gage Siler, Nevaeh Hinson, Liam Delaney, and Jacob Moretz; two brothers, Wayne and Kenneth Roberts, both of Hiddenite; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Alexander Funeral Service, with funeral services at 2:30 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Mark Albertino officiating. Burial will follow in the Hiddenite Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Coty Roberts, Rodney Roberts, Marty Roberts, Dalton Siler, Kim Bumgarner, Lucas Levan, and Tommy Johnson.
Chapter 84, Disabled American Veterans, Taylorsville, will present the flag at the grave.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.