J.D. “Jeb” Roberts, of Englewood, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Community Baptist Church. He worked at Textron in Athens for 29 years.

He was 71 years old.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Willard and Willie Mae Moses Roberts; brother, Bruce, and three infant brothers.

Survivors include: his children and spouses, Jimmy and Heather Roberts, Timothy Lynn Roberts, Jeffery Scott and Vicky Roberts, Anita Kay Roberts;

Grandchildren, Brittany, Cheyene, Tanisi, Travis, Triston, Eli, Braxton, Kenzie and Lilyan;

Sisters and brother-in-law, Rella Croft, Jeanette Peeler, Kathy and Dennis Watson;

Brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Julia Roberts, Kenny and Felicia Roberts, Dillard and LaVonda Roberts, Jerry Roberts;

Several nieces and nephews;

Special friends, Elizabeth Richesin, Merita Kathleen Roberts Anderson (mother of his children).

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Carl Croft officiating. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in New Bethel Cemetery.