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Thomas Roberts


Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint

Thomas Hamlin Roberts, Jonesborough, passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Thomas was born September 9, 1950, in Roanoke, Virginia, to Margie Ellen Faddis/Roberts and James Hamlin.

Thomas served in the Army from 1971 to 1974, at McNair Kaserne, Germany. He reenlisted in the 1980’s and was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia. Thomas lived in St. Petersburg, Florida, Tivoli, New York, Johnson City, Tennessee and finally settled in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in 2003.

He loved playing music, writing songs and especially loved playing the guitar until his daughters fell asleep. Tommy enjoyed going to his sisters’ house and weeding her garden, fishing and hunting. Tommy and his friends would head to the farm months in advance of hunting season and would sight their guns and prepare their bows. He loved his family so much and showed it in so many ways. He gave encouragement, made everyone laugh and was always an ear to listen. He will be so dearly missed.

Tommy leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Jill N. Roberts, 3 daughters, Mary (Jamie) Wosolowski, Amy (Eddie) Smith and Sarah Roberts, grandchildren, Gideon, Milo, Corey, Christopher, Kaliegh, Misty, Josiah, Naomi, Emily and Isabella (Tyler Gilbert), sister, Linda (Tom) Gentles and their 3 sons, brother Denny (Judy) Roberts and their 2 children, father in law, Irs Brown, sister in law, Cheryl Hawkes and her 2 children.

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Joelene Thompson
Tommy will be missed but we know that he is out of all the pain condolances to the family and sending prayers of comfort love you all
Edie Bradley
Jill and family I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you and Tommy or one of the best couples I ever met. Keep your memories alive and at least he is not hurting anymore. Prayers to all of you
Heaven Medford
Want send my condolences to Jill and family Tom surely gonna be missed My Son Eddie had best in laws he could ask for Tom and Jill took my Son in with open arms loved him as if he was theirs it breaks my heart to know Tom gone my son didn't get to say goodbye but I know Tom knew how much Eddie loved him wished he was there. Tom was one of kind person always smiling always there when Eddie and Amy needed him now he is at piece no more pain he in Heaven looking down saying no crying he ok he praying for you all to be strong help each other get through this family that prays together stays together❤