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Was born at Brown Branch Floyd Warren Roberts, 82, died at 8:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007. Funeral services under the direction of Whelchel Funeral Home of Forsyth, were held on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at the White River Association Campgrounds near Taneyville. Burial was in the Dann Cemetery at Brown Branch.
Floyd was born at Brown Branch, Mo., on May 7, 1924, the son and eleventh child of George Allen Roberts and Alice M (Day) Roberts. Floyd married Gene Marie Boggs on Aug. 7, 1943.
Floyd is survived by one daughter, Judith Clemans and husband Sammy, of Taneyville; two sons, Tommy Roberts and wife Marsha, of Ava, and Buddy Roberts and wife, Becky, of Forsyth; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Ann Posey Roberts, of Ava; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Lena Davidson, Selah, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Floyd in death were his parents, George and Alice; his wife, Gene; and one son, Bill Roberts; four brothers; Willard, Archie, Elmo and Glesco; and six sisters; Mabel Lambeth, Alva Lambeth, Georgia Norman, Helen Hoffman, Erma Ewing, and Claudia Lawrence.
Floyd attended the Barger School, also known as Possum Trot, on Caney Creek in Taney County. He served in World War II, fighting in France and Germany. After being honorably discharged from the war as a staff sergeant, he was a carpenter, and spent his life building houses.
Floyd was saved at a Fifth Sunday Meeting held at Bethel General Baptist Church in July, 1972, where his brother Glesco had preached. Floyd was later called to preach, being ordained by the presbytery of the White River Association of General Baptists, and held numerous revivals and pastored many General Baptist churches in the surrounding area. He lived all of his life in Taney and Douglas counties.
Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center was the home of Floyd for the past two years. Because of his love for the Scriptures, please make donations to Gideons International or to the Dann Cemetery.