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Harry Leon Roberts, Jr.

April 3, 1929 ~ April 29, 2018 (age 89)

Harry Leon Roberts of East Ridge passed quietly from this life on April 29, 2018 at the age of 89.  A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he graduated from Central High School in the Class of 1947.  After dating for five years, he married the love of his life, Gwendolyn Joan Bilbrey and their journey continued for 63 years.


He worked at Hart’s Auto Parts for 31 years and continued his career for 11 years at the TVA Garage, retiring in 1992.  He was a member of the East Ridge Church of Christ and he served in the Tennessee Army National Guard for 10 years.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ida Lee Roberts.


He is survived by his beloved wife, Joan; his only daughter, Lisa (Jerry) Parrish of Chickamauga; his only grandson, Samuel Parrish, also of Chickamauga; two great grandchildren, Brileigh Parrish and Grayson Parrish; one sister, Mackie (Buddy) Parks of Chattanooga; nephew, Ted Parks of Nashville; niece, Susan (Phillip) Tuckniss of Chattanooga; and several great nieces and nephews and several cousins.


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The family would like to thank Dr. William Oellerich and the staff of MICU at Memorial Hospital for their loving care.


Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Ted Parks, Reverend Wesley Stokes, and Minister Charles Cochran officiating.


Interment will follow in the Lakewood South Memory Gardens with Byron Strickland, Cliff Goodlet, Robert Richie, Phillip Tuckniss, Bill Floyd, and Tripp Goodlet serving as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4-8p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to the service at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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