Small Image

James C. Roberson, 79, of St. Marys died Monday, May 18, 2020, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Camden after a sudden illness.

Mr. Roberson was born in Jesup to the late Ira Ward Roberson and Tula Morgan Roberson and made St. Marys his home for most of his life. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army and was retired from Gilman Paper Company as a chemical analyst. He was a member of First Baptist Church of St. Marys, enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Mr. Roberson loved a good family fish fry, which he held frequently and attended the Hardees Breakfast Club.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Lyndall Lightsey.

Mr. Roberson is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carolyn Roberson of St. Marys; two children, Debbie DiNello (husband Michael) of St. Marys and Adorne Boeckel (husband Jamie) of Kingsland; five grandchildren, Ashley Chiszar (husband Kevin), Corey DiNello (wife Jade), Abby Smith (husband Scott), Tyler Boeckel and Jackson Boeckel; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Patterson, Georgia.

In lieu of the flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church of St. Marys Building Fund, 102 W. Weed St., St. Marys, GA 31558.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.