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CREEDMOOR — Melvin Lee Roberts, 76, of Durham County, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Duke University Medical Center.
A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late William Hubert Roberts Sr. and Etheline Grace Tingen. He was a medical research instrument maker and retired from UNC Physiology Department. He was a member of Creedmoor United Methodist Church. He was an adult volunteer scout leader and enjoyed fishing and tinkering with and collecting cars.
A graveside service was held Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Creedmoor Cemetery in Creedmoor.
He is survived by two daughters, Susan Roberts Eudy of Creedmoor and Lesley Roberts Mazzeo of Stem; a son, David Lee Roberts of Athens, Georgia; three grandchildren, Michael Eudy Jr. of Creedmoor and John and Davis Mazzeo, both of Stem; four sisters-in-law, Mary Lanier Roberts, Linda Davis Marshall, Rose Davis Krueger and Annie Davis Isenhower; a brother-in-law, James Cobey Davis; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 41 years, Beverley Davis Roberts; one brother; William Hubert Roberts Jr. (Bill); one sister, Mary Louise Roberts; one grandchild, Nathan William Eudy; and a son-in-law, Michael Mazzeo.
Visitation was held Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 12-1:45 p.m. prior to the service at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Roberts family.
Online condolences can be made to http://www.eakesfuneralhome.com.