Born March 4, 1941 in Lynn to Gaynell and George Roberts. He graduated from Lynn High School in 1959. He was a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church of Natural Bridge, Ala.
Billy will be especially remembered for his quick wit, his love of Alabama football, and the tenaciousness that allowed him to want to help others.
Survivors include his daughter, Tammy Roberts Gaskin (Kevin) of Haleyville; his granddaughter, Elaine Gaskin Frix (Lee) also of Haleyville; sister, Betty Bryan (Wally) of Lynn; niece, Katrina Boteler (Joey); nephew, Don Bryan (Tina); great- nieces and nephews, Kala Stookey (David), Paige Boteler, Rex Bryan, and Heath Simmons.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at Concord Missionary Baptist Church of Natural Bridge. Burial will be in adjoining cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 5 until 8 p.m., at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville.
Memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church of Haleyville or Concord Missionary Baptist Church of Natural Bridge.
A special thanks to the staff at Alacare Hospice and Amedisys Home Health. Also to Bro. Shawn Blanton and Bro. Mickey Crane.
You may leave online condolences at www.pinkardfh.com.
Pinkard Funeral Home Inc., Haleyville: 205-486-7662