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Donald Walter Roberts, 71, of Newberry, died Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Lexington Medical Center.

Born on May 4, 1949 in Columbia, he was a son of the late Ulysses George and Dessi Irene Cowart Roberts. He was retired from South Carolina Electric and Gas and was a member of Denny Terrace Baptist Church in Columbia. Mr. Roberts enjoyed the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting and playing golf. He also enjoyed watching western movies and eating seafood at the beach. His greatest enjoyment was his grandchildren.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his son, John Walter (Elizabeth) Roberts of Prosperity; daughters, Sandra (Chris) Kockentiet of Irmo and Elizabeth Leigh Roberts of Indian Land; a brother, George E. (Joyce) Roberts of Prosperity; grandchildren, Brandon Roberts, Barry Roberts, Reba Roberts, John (Katelynn) Roberts, Heather Nelson, Emily Nelson, Wyatt Kockentiet, Jennah Kockentiet, Ava Bracey and Evan Bracey; great-grandchildren, Xavier Moore, Lilly Branch, Logan Moore, Raelyn Jewell and Brooklyn Knode.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Jack Whitehead. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The number allowed to enter during the visitation period will be limited to 10 people at one time. The family requests that those attending the visitation and funeral dress casually. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or the Freedom and Hope Foundation, 598 Hollands Landing Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.



#11 John C Stalzer III 2020-05-29 12:03
So sorry to hear of the sudden unexpected loss of your most dearest. I remember him as a most kind and compassionate man. My thoughts are with you and yours.

Little Johnny
#10 Jennifer Birochak 2020-05-28 09:37
So sorry for your loss! Love and prayers go out to everybody!
#9 Trisha Stack 2020-05-27 14:04
My heart breaks but God has gained a angel. I had the privilege of knowing Donnie for 8 years now. He was truly a wonderful man. He spent many holidays with us and we enjoyed every moment of them. He will be truly missed by all of my children, he was like a grandfather to them; Haley, Holly, Frankie, Zachary, and Trustan. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family at this time. God bless.
#8 Teresa Branch 2020-05-26 20:47
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for everyone.
#7 Weston&Vicki Crapps 2020-05-26 16:02
So sorry for your loss, he will be missed
#6 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2020-05-26 13:59
Please accept our condolences. We saw Donnie a few months ago at the dr's office. Although Donnie's health was failing, he still managed to strike up a conversation and laugh about some of the old days that he and Derrill shared while working at SCE&G. May our Lord console the family and give you all peace during your time of sorrow.
Much Love, Debra & Derrill Taylor
#5 SHIRLEY Sanders 2020-05-26 12:40
So sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. I will keep all of your family in my thoughts and prayers George and Joyce.
#4 Dot Rich 2020-05-26 08:24
Prayers to all of-our family and friends who knew Donnie.
#3 Lisa Baker 2020-05-25 18:21
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family in the days to come. Lisa and Carl Baker
#2 Lorraine and Carroll 2020-05-25 16:25
Our prayers are with you all. My sisters and I grew up with Donnie as our families visited often. He was a good cousin and a really nice guy. He will be missed.
#1 Dianne Belle 2020-05-25 16:25
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am sorry I won't be able to attend the visitation or service.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Sincerely, Dianne Belle