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Johnny Ray Roberts, age 75

Johnny Ray Roberts, age 75 went to his heavenly home August 13, 2021. He was born on March 17, 1946 in Mena, Arkansas.

He was survived by his wife of 56 years, Evereta Roberts. His three children, Glendella Bryant and Lloyd, Mark Roberts and Scott, Annette Thomas and Gary, and adopted son Robby Bowling. His grandchildren, Ashley Roberts, Crystal Watson, Aubry Thomas, Sisalee Thomas, Braden Thomas and Nichole Thomas. His great-grandchildren, Tyler Roberts, Zachary Roberts, Oliver Watson and Liam Strawn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Roberts and Ruth Naomi Roberts and adopted son Travis Bowling.

Johnny Roberts was a life-long member of the Church of Christ in Mt. Ida. He was a logger most of his life. He enjoyed his grandchildren and anyone else’s he could borrow. In his younger years, he loved to coon hunt and mechanic on race cars, when he wasn’t working on his own fleet of log trucks.

His hobbies in life included playing with the kids, enjoying songs on the porch, square dancing, and big get to gathers with plenty of food and storytelling.

He will be missed around Norman, as he drank many a cup of coffee sitting at the round table (liar’s table) discussing logging with other loggers.

One of his biggest passions was pulling jokes or pranks on anyone he could get to bite. Another passion was arguing with Evereta Roberts because “She was cute when she’s mad.” He will be missed by many here but he is joined with those that went on before him…

A family hosted memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Mt. Ida Church of Christ located at 534, Luzerne Street, Mt Ida, Arkansas, 71957.

Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Sara Parish Posted August 21, 2021 7:52 PM

    Rip! We will miss you so much! We loved visiting with Johnny he always told the best stories and he cared for my kids so much!

  • Ron Roberts Posted August 21, 2021 11:57 PM

    I miss you always and our breakfasts with dad on Saturdays.

  • Dale and Eddie Sheehan Posted August 22, 2021 2:34 PM

    So sorry for your loss, Mark. I know you will miss him greatly!

  • Braden Thomas Posted August 26, 2021 9:03 PM

    Gonna miss you grandpa, loved all the stories you told me.

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