James Donald Roberts

September 9, 1934January 3, 2021

James Donald Roberts, of Pelham, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel Emory Roberts and Lavada Hughes Roberts; brother Emory Lamar Roberts. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Sally Hill Roberts; children, William Donald Roberts, Samuel Keith Roberts (Gerri), James Kirk Roberts (Stephanie); grandchildren, Samuel Preston Roberts (Mandy), Savannah Roberts Boykin (Connor), Wilson Mathew Roberts, William Henry Roberts; great grandchildren Samuel Emory Roberts, William Beau Boykin, Benjamin Keith Roberts and many nieces and nephews. Born in Talladega, Alabama in 1934, Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend. After graduating from Livingston University, he began a passionate 42-year career with the Boy Scouts of America. Don was a strong leader, an accomplished athlete, master storyteller and adored by all who knew him. A private graveside service will be held in Talladega on Saturday, January 16, 2021. A celebration of his life will be held in summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you consider a donation in Don’s name to: Montevallo Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 456 Montevallo, Alabama 35115 Or Children’s Harbor, 1 Our Children’s Highway Alexander City, AL 35010


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Harold Watson

January 7, 2021

Sally, Bill, Keith, Kirk and family,
Don was a great Scout Executive, good BSA colleague and most important good friend. We shared many good times and have many fond memories of our experiences together.
May the Lord give you peace and comfort in the days to come.
We love you you all.
Harold and Glenda