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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.