Elton Manning Roberson

Elton Manning Roberson

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


  • Shea Alford Byrd Posted September 18, 2018 8:33 pm

    Honored to have known him and spent time with him. A great man!! Adored and respected!! Prayers and Condolences to the family!! Love you all.

  • Gary &Gayle Effers Posted September 18, 2018 8:37 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers for the family

  • Bob & Mary Brantley Posted September 19, 2018 3:03 am

    Cousin Patricia, Please know how sad we are to just learn of your Elton’s passing. We will be keeping you and the Family in our prayers for your
    loss. May God bless all of you now and the coming weeks, months, & years ahead as all of you cope with missing him each and every day. Our
    most sincere sympathies and love, Bob & Mary Brantley – Greenville, SC

  • Tom and Sheila Dreps Posted September 19, 2018 7:55 am

    Holding you close in our hearts and prayers .

  • Jack & Marsha Wilson Posted September 19, 2018 1:23 pm

    Family of Elton Roberson

    We were saddened to read of Elton’s passing. That was a good photo. He was a good man and never seemed to be in a bad mood, but I am sure we tried his patience sometimes at Zebulon Golf Course. I still remember well when the boys were running around the clubhouse in diapers. As the Bible teaches, he was helpful to many people.

    I did not know he remarried. We could use more men like him today! May God be with you in your time of grief!

  • Tammy Pearce Posted September 20, 2018 7:48 pm

    Ken, Chuck and family,
    My condolences to each of you in the loss of your loved one. I didn’t grow up in ztown and didnt know Mr. Roberson. However, I heard stories about him from former students and athletes. He sounded like a great mentor.
    May time ease your pain.

  • Jeanne Witt Posted September 21, 2018 2:00 pm

    Patricia and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Elton was a warm and loving man that will be deeply missed. God Bless you all.

  • Tammy Zukoski Posted September 21, 2018 5:02 pm

    My condolence to Patricia & Family. I have missed Elton be at church sitting in front of me for awhile. I will always remember my friend Elton. He always had a smile & sweet words to say to me about my hats.

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