Elton Manning Roberson
June 4, 1939 – September 17, 2018
ZEBULON – Elton Manning Roberson, 79, died Monday. He was born in Martin County, North Carolina, to the late Thurman Arthur Roberson and Sallie Manning Roberson. Mr. Roberson graduated from East Carolina University and served as an educator in the high schools of Laurinburg, Wakelon, Zebulon and East Wake, as well as the Harnett Youth Center. He was also a golf club pro at Zebulon Country Club. Elton Roberson was an educator, coach, an mentor to many. He was a Godly man and active member of Zebulon United Methodist Church. He was a devoted husband and father who was truly happy following his children & grandchildren in pursuit of sports and their other activities. He treasured time with his family and friends. Elton was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Smith Roberson
Funeral service, 2pm, Thursday, Zebulon United Methodist Church with burial in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Patricia Brantley Roberson of the home, sons; Art Roberson (Tracy) of Kernersville, Blake Roberson (Debbie) of Clayton, Chuck Griswold (Kim) and Ken Griswold of Zebulon, grandchildren; Megan, Kendall, Noelle, Meredith, Kirby, Scott, Taylor and Tanner.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Zebulon United Methodist Church and the Boys and Girls Club of Zebulon.
Visitation 6-7:30pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home of Chuck & Kim`. www.stricklandfuneral.com