Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street, Southport, NC


John Preston Roberts

July 25, 1947June 27, 2020

John Preston Roberts, 72 of Oak Island, passed away on June 27, 2020.

Mr. Roberts was born July 25, 1947, son of the late John and Dwanda Roberts. He was a proud graduate of UNC - Chapel Hill and enjoyed everything Tar Heel's. John had worked in banking his entire career. He had lived in Goldsboro, Charlotte, Columbia, SC, Winston - Salem, Clinton, and moved to Oak Island six years ago.

Survivors include his devoted and loving daughter, Margaret Roberts; a soon to be born granddaughter, Jewel Elizabeth Townsend; a sister, Debbie Dickerson and husband Frank; two nephews, Mark Dickerson and Todd Dickerson; many other extended family members, friends, and his cat Roy. He was preceded in death by his wife Susan Roberts.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in the Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral Home Chapel. In accordance with the governors executive order as it relates to the Covid -19 pandemic, social distancing and facial coverings will be required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America at https://hdsa.org.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.


18 July

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street
Southport, North Carolina 28461


John Preston Roberts

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Terry Huntley

July 6, 2020

John Roberts was truly one of a kind. There are so many memories of John that bring a smile to my face and, some of them, a blush. Among many things that I love about John was how he ALWAYS made me feel so special and wonderful when he saw me whether it was a few weeks or years in span. His warm, Ter ree , filled my heart with joy every time and convinced me that he shared our mutual fondness for each other. John was a groomsman in mine and Jim's wedding so he definitely held a special place in our life.
Beyond all else, however, was his love ( and dependence) on Susan. It was with sadness to watch him decline after Susan's death. They just needed to be together and now, I know, they are in the arms of Jesus as one.
Just sorry that he won't be able to become a granddad because of his love for Margaret and all the joy and support she has brought to him and Susan,.
With tears steaming down my face..... John, YOU will be missed.!!!!
Terry (and Jim) Huntley

David Nance

July 4, 2020

John loved the jukebox at the Chi Phi house....I’ll always remember him there and happy times...Shad

Dana & Bo Hohenstein

July 2, 2020

We are very sorry for your families loss. Our condolences. Love and prayers Dana & Bo Hohenstein

Sandy Russell

June 28, 2020

Remembering the good times, Johnny, with you, Susan and the family.

Glenda Underwood

June 27, 2020

Loved JR and Susan so much . I was thrilled to be in their wedding and to remain friends from that point on. What a Heels fan he was! He dreamed in light sky blue and white, following the sports reports and checking on academic accolades for UNC, its faculty and students. The two of them gave such joy and love to those they knew. Now it's time for another honeymoon! Love you forever!

David Wyatt

June 27, 2020

John was one of the best salesman and bond traders of Wachovia and first Winston securities .He was also one of my best friends and I will miss him greatly.UNC has lost a great fan and alumnus.I feel sure he is happy again as he is with Susan.We all get old ,but John did it with dignity.