ALBANY -- William (Pollock) Roberts, 67, of Lucama, NC formerly of Albany, GA died September 17, 2012 at Wilson Memorial Hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Bobby Moye will officiate.

A native of Seattle, WA, Mr. Roberts graduated from Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento, CA in 1964. He moved to Albany, GA in 1970 and was employed with Firestone Tire and Rubber Company until the company closed in 1988. Mr. Roberts moved to Lucama, NC in 1989 and was employed with Unico Services as a machine foreman until his retirement. He spent a total of forty one years in the rubber industry.

Mr. Roberts was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and was the former Master of Elmodel Lodge # 181 in Elmodel, GA. He was also a former member of Hasan Shriners where he served on the Directors Staff.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra K. Roberts of Lucama, NC, a son, Dennis V. Roberts of Nichols, GA, a daughter and her husband, Katrina and Ray Reyes of Wilson, NC, his mother, Vivian West of Rock Springs, WY and a sister, Anitra Krulja and her husband, Joe of Rock Springs, WY, five grandchildren, Justin W. Roberts of Macon, GA, Ashley N. Ellis of Wilson, NC, Heather N. lemon of Winston-Salem, NC, Alexander K. Lemon and Austin R. Lemon both of Ridgecrest, CA and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children c/o the Hasan Transportation Fund, 1822 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA, 31701 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105

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