David Eugene Roberts, Sr. was born on February 18, 1942 in Hartsville, South Carolina. He was the son of the late William and Mary L. Brockington Roberts, Sr. He received his education in the public schools in the area. He graduated from Butler High School and joined the United States Army. Upon being honorably discharged he began his career as a brick mason and worked faithfully for 50 years until retirement. David was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church and a member of the Mt Rona Masonic Lodge.
Those left to cherish his memories are his children, Rosalind (Bruce) Black, Sharon (Albert) Wingate, David (Erin) Roberts and Crystal Rhodes; Nine grandchildren Devan Roberts, Maurice Lipseyy, Cameron Copeland, Destanee Wingate, Rodriquez Brockington, Egypt Roberts, Aliscia Wingate, Joshua Wingate, La’Doria Wilson; Three great grandchildren, Kaycee Clark, Emini-haze Quintanilla and Amiya Renee Morrison;Siblings, Louise Venson, Joyce (Benjamin) Black, Margaret McCall, Wilhelmenia Dawson and William (Betty) Roberts. ; Two special friends, Rosa Lee Beasley and Joseph Edwards; a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Arnethia P. Roberts and three siblings, Charles H. Roberts and Willie Mae Robinson Betty Stokes.
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