In Memory of

Jerry

Roberts

Jr.

(Roberts

Jr.)

Obituary for Jerry Roberts Jr. (Roberts Jr.)

Jerry Grant Roberts Jr., 62, of Salem, VA passed away on October 19th, 2023. 

Once Jerry graduated high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served nearly 10 years and was a staff sergeant. During his time in the Air Force, Jerry received numerous honors. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster, and many more. Jerry also received the NCO Professional Military Education Graduate ribbon. After his time in the military, Jerry got the opportunity to live in Germany for three years. While in Germany, he worked as a Computer Analyst for Stars and Stripes, an independent newspaper for daily military news and information.

Jerry was a music enthusiast who played in several local bands specializing in Rock N’ Roll and Blues. His most notable band was a Blues Band called King Fish, that briefly toured the local circuit. He was a man of many skills and talents. He also had a love for doing mechanical work, and enjoyed customizing his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Grant Roberts Sr. and Barbara Molle Roberts of Roanoke, VA, and his brother, Jeff Roberts of Richmond, VA.

He is survived by his brother, Lawrence Edward Roberts (L.E.) of Hardy, VA.

Services for Jerry will be held at Evergreen Burial Park on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 2:00 pm.