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Rev. Larry E Roberts

Rev. Larry Eldridge Roberts




Rev. Larry Eldridge Roberts, age 86, of Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community, and husband of the late Peggy Boyte Roberts, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.


Born in Kingsport, TN, he was the son of the late Hugh Kyle and Evelyn McCullough Roberts. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Larry was a retired minister having served churches in both North and South Carolina. He also worked with Lifeway in Nashville, TN and was a member of First Baptist Church in Laurens.


He is survived by: his children: Suzanne Tomlinson of Ridgeland, Mark Roberts and wife Carlene of Greenville and Chris Roberts and wife April of Greer; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.


In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a son-in-law, Tim Tomlinson.


A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Saturday March 20, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Laurens conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson and Rev. Tom Capps. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary immediately following the memorial service. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community, 1 Martha Franks Drive, Laurens, SC 29360 or to Lutheran Hospice, 429 N. Main St., Suite 3, Greenville, SC 29601.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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We Loved Peggy & Larry-- such kind wonderful Christians. May you be blessed with many happy memories and God's constant and abiding presence during your times of grief & loneliness.
Rev. & Mrs. Russell Dean--- Friends at Martha Franks

Helen & Russell Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Larry also served as pastor of FBC Great Falls he was a true man of God. He is now walking the streets of gold and talking with his Lord. I know Peggy was also glad to see her Larry again.

Sandra Heffner Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

I knew Larry at Greer First Baptist Church where he was a fellow Sunday school class member and teacher. He and Peggy were both kind and caring people who loved the Lord. Larry taught the Word with wisdom and knowledge. I enjoyed his humor and the way he helped us apply the Bible teaching to all of life. I am thankful our paths crossed for a brief time. I am sorry for your loss. I will be praying for each of you.

Debbie Teague Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

Larry was one of the nicest, funniest and greatest guys Ive known. I met him through Greer First Baptist Church and thought the world of him and Peggy both! My heart broke to hear of his passing but within minutes he heard, Welcome home my good and faithful servant. There are no greater words than those and he has reunited again with the many that he loved that went before him. Larry brought much joy to the people who surrounded him and hes going to be greatly missed! Praying for all of the family!

Clinta Carmichael Mar 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Larry Roberts

charles metz Mar 17 2021 12:00 AM

Larry and Peggy were great members of Greer First Baptist... I knew them from Bible Study and Larry was a great encourager.. he was kind, compassionate and always spoke the truth, even if you didnt want to hear . May he Rest In Peace, I will surely miss him.
Debbie Pearson

Debbie Pearson Mar 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Larry Roberts

Sandra Laws (Martha Franks) Mar 17 2021 12:00 AM