John Kountz Roberts III, age 80 of Harrisonburg, VA passed away Saturday November 29, 2014 at Sunnyside Retirement Village. Born in Gallipolis, Ohio on September 22, 1934 he was the son of the late Rev. John Kountz Roberts II and Sarah Holman Roberts. John was a 1954 graduate of George Washington High School in Danville VA and later Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC in 1961 with a degree in Bible Studies. He also completed graduate studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John was a librarian with The United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey division, for many years with an impeccable employment record. He retired to Sunnyside Retirement Village in 2001.

John enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, and was an active church member. His hobbies were reading, history, coin and stamp collecting. A very bright and engaging person, he was a favorite of his cousins, extended family and staff at Sunnyside. We will miss him. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother William Holman Roberts. John is survived by several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A graveside service will be 1:00pm Saturday December 6 at Cross Hill Cemetery in Carthage, NC with the Rev. Tom Currie officiating. The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home from 12:00 – 12:45 prior to the service. 

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  1. We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy. May all your good memories out weigh your sadness during this difficult time.

    ( Isaiah 25:8)

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