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This profile was last updated on 8/27/03  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Robert L. Roberts

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Alabama Society of Registered Civil Engineers
  • Member
    Alabama Society of Registered Surveyors
  • Member
    Eastside Presbyterian Church
  • Member
    Gadsden Home Builders Association


  • degrees , Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Web References
obit_08272003, 27 Aug 2003 [cached]
Robert L. Roberts, age 95, of Gadsden, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 21, 2003.Funeral services were held Monday, August 25, 2003 at Collier Butler Chapel.The Rev. Michael Howell officiated.Burial was in Forrest Cemetery.Collier Butler Funeral Home directed.
Mr. Roberts was a native of Kalida, Ohio and a graduate of Ohio Northern University.He received degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, using his skills as a Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor registered in both Ohio and Alabama.Also, he held a General Contractor's license in the state of Alabama.
Bob Roberts was a member and an Elder of Eastside Presbyterian Church.He believed in using the talent God gives us to help our fellow man and delighted in giving his time in building and helping local churches, particularly when and where problems arose.As a Consulting Engineer, he enjoyed a challenge of his expertise for Blacks and Whites alike, quite often without charging for his help.
Mr. Roberts was a Past Master of Procterville Masonic Lodge #505 in Procterville, Ohio.He was a member of Gadsden Home Builders Association, Alabama Society of Registered Civil Engineers and Alabama Society of Registered Surveyors.
Mr. Roberts was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in Panama, Ecuador, England and Guam.It was on Guam that he built the largest floating drydock in the world at that time.Further, he was largely responsible for establishing the Seabees as part of the Navy and also responsible for developing the pontoons used in the Invasion of Normandy.He retired with the rank of Navy Commander.
Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his daughter: Cynthia R. Taylor; his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Mr. Roberts has made Gadsden his home for approximately forty-eight years and is survived by his beloved wife of forty-three years: Mary Perdue Roberts; his son: Robert Heber (Martha) Roberts; five grandsons: Robert, John, Scott and Dan Roberts and Charles Taylor; three granddaughters: Mrs. Donna Gettys, Mrs. Libby Caudill, Marilyn McCord; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; the only surviving member of his immediate family, his brother: Raymond Roberts; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lord Byng Senior Secondary, 30 Aug 2009 [cached]
Robin Roberts, First Nations Worker
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