Guy Bridgers Roberts

  • Born: April 4, 1931
  • Died: February 23, 2014
  • Location: Goldsboro, North Carolina

Seymour Funeral Home & Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Tel. (919) 734-1761

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Guy by adding your memories and photos.

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Guy Bridgers Roberts, passed away suddenly at his home, in the early morning of Sunday, February 23, 2014. He was in his 83rd year. In his final moments, he was in the company of his loving wife, Ada Margaret. This was a tender mercy of the Lord, as Ada's company was something he always desired.

A service celebrating Guy's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Brian Rouse presiding. Interment will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at his home.

Guy was born in Wayne County on April 4, 1931 to the late James Henry Roberts and Irma Ellis Roberts. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a Jet Propulsion Mechanic. Following his military service, Guy worked at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Civil Service, retiring after 34 years of service as a Non-Destructive Inspector where he was the first Civilian Employee supervisor to orchestrate the implementation of this section at this base. He also was a partner with his brother, the late Hugh Roberts, in R & R Development and Evergreen Estates.

Guy was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities, including Stake High Counselor, Ward Bishop, as well as other various stake callings. He loved the Savior and believed that if you put Him at the center of your life, everything else would fall into place. He was humble, compassionate and generous to a fault. Guy had unbelievable optimism, a boyish grin and kind words for all. His warmth and compassion for others was unparalleled.

Guy's greatest joy was his family or, as he called them, his "sunshines." He preferred to spend time with his wife, four daughters, thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He simply adored his wife, the former Ada Margaret Barfield, whom he was married to for 55 years. They were always off on some adventure together. Guy will forever live on through those surviving him. In addition to his wife, Guy lives on through his daughters: Dona Roberts Briggs and husband Steve, Dena Roberts Creger and husband Robert, Dayna Roberts Herring and husband Stacy, and Diane Roberts Netchaeff and husband Paul; grandchildren: Elliot and wife Heather, Spenser and wife Rachel, Bridgette and Elisa Briggs, Bryce, Bailee and Blaine Creger, Jessica and Cayce Herring, Nichole Netchaeff Brown and husband Ben, Haley, Jordan and Guylar Netchaeff; and great-grandchildren: Kadence, Westen, Sienna, Christian, Bennett and Braelee. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Lou Roberts Basden of Mount Olive; sisters-in-law, Julia Roberts of Charlotte and Joanne Roberts of Goldsboro; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Guy was preceded in death by his brothers, Roger Roberts and Hugh Roberts.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made in Guy's memory to the Family History Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Monetary memorial donations can be sent to the Family History Center via Jerome Tew at 600 Gloucester Drive, Goldsboro NC 27534.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you. Brother Roberts always had a smile on his face and was always so welcoming at church. He always extended his hand when you saw him. He will be missed.

Katrina Scholes(Brock)

Posted by Katrina Scholes(Brock) - Papillion, NE - friend   February 28, 2014


Ada I was saddened to learn of the loss of your dear husband. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. My prayer is that our Heavenly Father will give you strength to endure His Blessed Will. Cherish the memories.

Posted by Elnora Loftin DeWitt - Goldsboro, NC - Former co-worker of Ada (WCC )   February 28, 2014

"Sister Roberts and family, I am so sorry to hear that Guy had passed away. My heart is broken and tears came into my eyes because I have lost a dear friend and brother. I want to express my deepest love for your great family. What an example Guy was to me and others. I will miss his smile and his dedication to his family and to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Because we have a loving Heavenly Father and His plan we can be together eternally and that make us happy. Love you all.

Posted by Lee and Kay West - Clinton, NC - Friend   February 26, 2014

Love, hugs, and prayers as you remember this great man! Comfort and peace be yours is our prayer.

Posted by The Marcom Family - Wake Forest, NC - Friend   February 25, 2014


We will always remember you GB, you and Margret were always so good to us. I remember working alongside you and our trips out for lunch while working, you are a great man with a beautiful family.RIP Brother,

Wade and Mary Moore
NDI lab supervisor and friend.......

Posted by Wade and Mary Moore - Pikeville, NC - Friend   February 25, 2014

Ada and family, My heart hurts for you all. I have always known that Guy was a very humble, kind, gentle, and considerate man. He will surely be missed. He always seem to care about other people and their feelings. He is a man of God and we know we will be with him again one day. Thanks for the gospel and of our knowledge of a living Heavenly Father. Ed and Alice Medford

Posted by Ed and Alice Medford - Grantham, NC - Friend   February 25, 2014

Sister Roberts and family, I feel very honored to have known you all for most of my adult life. You were the first family who welcomed me into the ward after my baptism. I will miss Brother Roberts. Every Sunday I could always count on a kind word and a happy smile from him. I always felt it a blessing to be in his presence. I will always remember him as a happy, humble and reverent man. God bless you all. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Deena Stutts - Goldsboro, NC - Friend   February 25, 2014

During my teenage years, I spent many a nights in the Robert's home. I will never forget the way I felt, always loved and always welcome. I can still hear his voice saying, "Well hello there young lady." I once came back to NC to visit Dayna and Diane and he drove all the way to the Virginia airport to pick me up. What a great life and what a great family. Love, Star Hawes Hill

Posted by Star Hawes Hill - Logandale, NC - Friend   February 25, 2014

I was so very sorry to hear about Guy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

Posted by Gina Jernigan - Goldsboro, NC - friend   February 24, 2014

Saddened by the news. He was a very humble and gracious man. He really was a person who loved his family.

Posted by Woody and Sally Stevens - Goldsboro, NC - Friends   February 24, 2014


Ada Margaret and the Girls, I was so very sorry to hear that Guy has passed away. He was a very good man, a servant to God, and I know he will be missed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this pressing time... much love to you all!! "May friends give you comfort, May God grant you peace".

Posted by Rella Jernigan - Goldsboro (Grantham), NC - Friend   February 24, 2014

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