John William Roberts

January 10, 1947November 7, 2012

John William Roberts, 65, of Matthews, NC, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 12, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 P.M. in the funeral home chapel. Interment, with full military honors, will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday at Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC. Born in Chatham, England, John proudly served “his” country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War Era. He retired as Route Salesman with Piedmont Vending after 38 years of service. John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Ruby Roberts; four children, Ricky Roberts of Katy, TX, Mikie Roberts of Mint Hill, Angie Wilson of Charlotte, and Krystal Deese of Catawba, SC; and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Processing Center, 222 South Church Street, Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28202. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 12, 2012
  • Interment with Full Military Honors Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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Kevin Martin

December 14, 2012

Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season.

December 13, 2012

Dear Family, I Just Found Out about John's passing today, I am sorry for your loss. I worked with John at Piedmont for 4years. He was a good man and will be missed. Sincerely, Brenda Gardner

November 24, 2012

Ruby, you are in our hearts and thoughts as you endure this sadness. May you find peace and joy in your memories. Michael and Linda Lott

Angela Wilson

November 14, 2012

I love and miss you very much pop.

November 13, 2012

Ruby, Angela, Mikie, Crystal
I know that John is very proud and pleased with the services you had for him.
Both of the services were outstanding! I am sure all of you will miss him in the future, as all of you have very special memories of him. You are so lucky
to have had such a wonderful husband and father.
God Bless all of you!
Much Love,
Roberta Underhill

Iris Abercrombie

November 11, 2012

Ruby, I am very sorry for the loss of your husband, John. I have just heard about it. Alice sends her sympathy also

Ann Kiener

November 11, 2012

It is with great regret that I learned of the passing of my cousin John, together with the realization that now we would never get to meet here in the U.S. I do, however, have a good memory of a telephone conversation when he called me after my arrival here – the first time we had spoken in some 50 years! It was an easy, comfortable conversation, the sort of conversation one has with an old friend. I think we probably should have got along well together. I regret his passing. Rest in peace, cousin ('baby' John).
My husband Tom joins me in extending our heartfelt sympathies at this difficult time to John's wife Ruby and their children, as well as to Rick and his family. Also to cousin Jill, John's sister, and her husband. May they find strength and peace in the days to come.