First Posted: 3/1/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mr. C.B. Roberson, 84, of Mount Airy, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. He was born Dec. 28, 1924, in Stuart, Va., to the late Greeley Hampton and Mae Va.ughn Roberson. Mr. Roberson was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a graduate of Stuart High School and had served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II at Alameda Naval Station in Oakland, Calif. Mr. Roberson was a member of Rockford Street Methodist Church where he served in many capacities through the years, as a lay leader, chairman of the Board of Trustees, Administrative Council, Sunday School Superintendent, Finance Committee, Pastor Parish Relations and Treasurer. He always enjoyed cooking for the Methodist Men and other church meals. He was a member of the Granite Masonic Lodge #322 AF&AM and was a York Rite 32nd degree mason. He was also dedicated to the community involvement, which included the Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce. He was the first and only member to serve two terms as its president and twice selected the organizations Citizen of the Year. Mr. Roberson was a long time member of the Mount Airy Rotary Club, having a perfect attendance record of 55 years. He had the honor of being named the local chapters first Paul Harris Fellow in 1977, which was the highest honor bestowed upon a Rotary member. He also served as Secretary- Treasurer for the Rotary for 25 years. He was retired from C.B. Roberson Oil Company Gulf Distributer in 1981 and Petroleum Transport in 1991. Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Jamie Hatcher Roberson of the home; a daughter, Karen Jane and Bruce Burnette of Mooresville; two granddaughters, Amy Katherine Burnette of Boone and Sarah Elizabeth Burnette of Mooresville; three sisters; and two brothers-in-law, Alese Roberson Hill of Johnson City. Tenn., Betty Mae Roberson West and husband Jim of Stuart, Va., JoAnn Roberson Wood and husband Walter of Martinsville, Va.; a sister-in-law, Rachel Hatcher Jones of Dobson; three nephews, Lee Hill, Bluff City of Tenn., Bobby West of Williamsburg, Va., and Jerry Wood of Martinsville, Va.; two nieces, Donna Stoessner of Kitty Hawk and Debbie Wood McClur of Wilmington, Del.; four great nephews, Chris and Matthew Stoessner, Nicholas and C.L. Hill; and a great-niece, Riley Wood. In addition to his parents, Mr. Roberson was preceded in death by three brothers, Riley, Bennie and Elmer Roberson; and a brother-in-law, Carl Lee Hill. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Rockford Street United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Harry Sherrill and the Rev. William Randolph. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. Full military rites will be conducted at the graveside by VFW Post 2019 Mount Airy and VFW Post 9436 Pilot Mountain. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rockford Street United Methodist Church, c/o Mr. Glenn East, PO Box 76, White Plains, N.C. 27031.or to Mountain Va.lley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.