Rev. Ferriel D. Roberts
May 17, 2015
Funeral for the Rev. Ferriel D. Roberts, 84, of Hartselle was Thur., May 21, at 2 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leon Holt and Bro. Doyle Durham officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
Burial was in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.
Rev. Roberts died Sun., May 17, 2015, at Summerford Rehab Unit. He was born May 22, 1930, in Morgan County to the Rev. Charles Berry Roberts and Maggie Walden Downs. He misrepresented his age at 17 and ran away to join the U.S. Air Force. He has been a minister of the gospel for 62 years, pastoring churches in Alabama and Ohio. He was presently the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Lacey’s Spring and has been there for 25 years. He was the owner-operator of the Bull Restaurant & Truck Stop and the Hartselle Truck Stop and Restaurant. He was co-owner with his wife of the Hartselle Auction, the Lacey’s Spring Auction and the Crossroads Auction. He was a licensed auctioneer with the title of colonel and was a graduate of the Nashville Auctioneer School. He worked for seven years with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and the Hartselle Police Department and Falkville City Police Department. He attended Howard College and Calhoun Community College. He was survived by his baby “Bristol,” his pet Chihuahua, who was his constant companion. He was a wonderful father to his six children and an even better grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; seven sisters; and three granddaughters, Chantey Roberts, Anita Roberts and Shana Howard.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Linda Roberts of Hartselle; five sons, Donald Roberts (Debbie) and Kenneth Roberts (Amanda), both of Danville, Bradley Roberts and Christopher Roberts (Destinee), both of Hartselle and Jason Howard (Stacey) of Trinity; a daughter, Robin Williams (Joe Stewart) of Lacey’s Spring; a brother, Charles B. Roberts Jr. of Florida; six grandchildren and one on the way; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were family and friends.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to the Summerford Rehab Unit and to Dr. Amit Vora for their care. Also, a special thanks to his son-in-law, Joe Stewart for being a good caregiver to him.