Lloyd W. (Shorty) Roberts

August 8, 1924June 13, 2013
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ROBERTS, LLOYD W. (SHORTY) - age 88, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at NHC Healthcare, Emerald Avenue. He was a member of Lonsdale United Methodist Church and retired from Southern Railway with 37 years service. He was a U.S. Army veteran in WWII in Europe and received a Victory War Medal with two Bronze Stars. He guarded prisoners at Neurenberg Palace of Justice. Preceded in death by parents, John and Sally Roberts; two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include wife of 66 years, Katie Roberts; children, Billy L. Roberts, Sandy Burroughs and husband, Wally, Darrell Roberts and wife, Robbin; grandchildren, John, Ben, and Mark Burroughs, Jason, Dustin, Nathan, and Lynda Roberts; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18th, with the funeral service to follow in the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Elaine Rut h officiating. The family will have a private interment at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Lonsdale United Methodist Church, 3002 Galbraith St., Knoxville, TN 37921. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Dr. (689-8888). Condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lloyd W. (Shorty) Roberts

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June 25, 2013

Darrell, Robin, & Nathan, I just found out about your dad. So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers. Melba

June 18, 2013

I am sorry for your loss and will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I am a friend of Robbin's but I met Shorty recently at NHC...He was friendly to all and sometimes would sing for the nurses. I'm sure he will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Dustin Litz

June 18, 2013

I can not hear "Amazing Grace" without thinking of Shorty. He always had the first verse right - after that was always an adventure - but no matter - as long as he finished with a big "AMEN" - God Bless You All - James

Melissa Holder

June 18, 2013

My heartfelt sympathies to Bill, Darrell, and the Roberts family, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Karen Ghezawi

June 17, 2013

Katie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Lloyd were always so good to my granny. She loved you both dearly. Sending you love and prayers,
Karen Overton Ghezawi

Diana Melendy

June 17, 2013

Shorty was a vibrant part of our home and I have several fond memories with him. I have enjoyed knowing him, and appreciate him sharing his music, love of life, and most importantly- his family. Know that he is proudly smiling down on you with angelic wings.

Shatoya Arnold

June 16, 2013

So sorry for your loss Lynda...praying for you & your family!!!

June 15, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Uncle Lloyd and Aunt Katie and spending time with the family. You're in our prayers and thoughts. We love you all very much!