Obituary for John Roberts
John Benjamin “J.B.” Roberts, age 76, of Palatka died on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Kiva of Palatka following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Palatka, he was a 1958 graduate of Palatka Senior High School. He was a US Air Force veteran and retiree of the Florida National Guard. J.B likewise retired from the Putnam County Property Appraisers office. He was a member of the Putnam County Cemetery Task Force and Friends of the Ravine Gardens. J.B. was also a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he had served as an ordained deacon. He loved the outdoors, photography, gardening, traveling, and most of all singing and Bible Study.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Beba Roberts, a son, Jeffery A. Roberts (Tammy), a daughter, Leigh Anne Nunamaker (Howie) all of Palatka and a brother, Emory Roberts of Middleburg, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Rudy Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Peniel Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family on J.B.’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.