Edward Roberts

Obituary of Edward Burley Roberts

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Edward Burley Roberts Jr., 71, widower of Leslie Port Roberts, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Miami, FL he was a son of the late Edward Burley Roberts Sr. and Ann Louise Leonard Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a member of Swan Lake Presbyterian Church. He was a charter member of the Sumter Community Concert Band and the Camden Community Concert Band. He served as a middle school teacher at both Bates and Laurence Manning Academy and retired with 23 years of service. He was also formerly employed with the SC State Parks. He enjoyed Performing Arts, especially opera and theater. He was also a published amateur photographer. Surviving are a son, Edwards B. Roberts III and his wife Theresa of Sumter; a daughter, Cynthia Chapman and her husband, Hubey of Elizabethton, TN; a sister, Myrna Clark of Xenia, OH; a brother, John Wesley Roberts of Naples, FL; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step-grandchild; two step-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Letitia Pate. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church with Pastor Chuck Staggs officiating. Burial will be in the Sumter Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home of his son, 3365 Highway 15 South. Memorials may be made to the Sumter Community Concert Band. On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.