Lafate Roebuck Jr.

Published 5:32 am Monday, February 23, 2009

By Staff
Mr. Lafate Roebuck Jr., 87, of Plymouth, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Plymouth.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Maitland Memorial Chapel, Plymouth, with the Rev. Dr. Harvey Parrish officiating. Burial will follow in the Windley cemetery.
Mr. Roebuck was born in Martin County on March 7, 1921. He was the son of the late Lafate Roebuck Sr. and Hattie Edmondson Roebuck. He was married to Elizabeth Sawyer Roebuck, who preceded him in death. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He worked as a bleach plant operator at Weyerhaeuser Corporation until his retirement. He was a member of Plymouth Church of God.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet R. Stancil of Williamston and Joyce R. Whitley of Pikeville, Tenn.; two sons, Jerry L. Roebuck of Jamesville and Gary T. Roebuck of Plymouth; one sister, Evelyn Corey of Hampton, Va.; six brothers, Earl Roebuck of Bear Grass, Jimmy Roebuck of Enterprise, Ala., Johnny Roebuck of Williamston and Larry Roebuck, Julius Roebuck and Samuel Roebuck, all of Sacramento, Calif.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Frame and Thelma Roebuck and two brothers, William Roebuck and Simon Roebuck.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Maitland Memorial Chapel, Plymouth, and other times at the home.