Scottie Roberts, 85, of Rison, was peacefully called home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2017.

He attended Grady schools and Arkansas A&M (now UAM) in Monticello. He was a sergeant in the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He loved to sing and sang at several funerals and many local churches. He worked for 40 years at Hudson Pulp and Paper, which later became Georgia Pacific.

Mr Roberts was born on August 10, 1932 in Yorktown, Arkansas, and was the son of the late Walter Chavis “Mutt” Roberts and Marina Ollar.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Griffin.

To cherish his memories, he leaves two sons, Danny Roberts of Pansy and Lloyd Roberts of Woodlawn; a daughter, Debbie (Steven) Byrd of Pansy; grandsons, Jerry Roberts of Woodlawn, Marcus Roberts of Banks, Timothy Roberts of Dallas, Texas, and Patrick Byrd of Dover, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Kristi Lee of Hot Springs; and great grandchildren, Callie Lee, David Byrd, Allie Byrd, and Colton Byrd.

Visitation will be Monday, October 9 from noon until 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Serice in Star City. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery near Star City.

Pallbearers will be Larry Baxter, Tommy Baxter, Gary Baxter, Jeff Baxter, Johnny Palanca, and Robert Knight.


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