Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 9, 2013

Dennis Harold Roberts

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

SUGAR GROVE, Va. — Dennis Harold Roberts, age 74, passed away on Monday January 7, 2013 at his home after an extended illness.

He was born in Capels, W.Va. to loving parents, Joseph F. “Joe” and Leona C. “Toni” Roberts.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carole and daughter Tracy; two grandchildren, Christopher and Elisabeth. Also surviving are siblings, Shirley Scott, Portsmouth Ohio, William F. Roberts (Brenda), Gratton, Va., Sue Miller, Blaine, Wash., Sherri Lyon (Dickie), Sugar Grove, Va. and brothers-in-law, George Scott (Myrtle), Pocahontas, Va., Robert Klenk, Bridgeton, N.J., Reginald R. Scott (Alice), Bridgeton, N.J.; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mr. Roberts was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and started the chain of CJ’s Pizza Shops in Wytheville, Va. in 1982.   He enjoyed meeting people and valued their friendship so at his request there will be no public service, choosing instead to be remembered as he was in life.

His remains will be cremated and buried by his family at a later date.

Contributions in his memory can be made to the Sugar Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 168, Sugar Grove, VA 24375, The Sugar Grove Life Saving Crew, P.O. Box 108, Sugar Grove, VA 24375 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

Bradley’s Funeral Home of Marion, Va. is serving the Roberts family.