Waylon Dwight Roberts, 71, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 12, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
Waylon was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 12, 1948, to the late Charles Finis Roberts, Sr. and Betty Lou Hayes Roberts. He was a retired bricklayer. Waylon was a lover of animals and would take in any stray that came his way. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed by all.
Waylon is preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Charles “Bud” Roberts, Jr., Valley Hall, Gene Roberts, Mary Williams, Doyle Roberts and Aubrey Roberts.
He is survived by his devoted wife of over 54 years, Vickie Williams Roberts; children, Larry (Ray Hicks) Roberts and Tammy (Paul) Potts; granddaughter, Sierra (Dustin) Tidwell; and children by choice, Mason, McKenzie, Malcom, and John Henry McCoy.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home with Ralph Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Williams Family Cemetery in White Bluff, Tennessee. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Serving as active pallbearers are Mason McDonald, Brance Jenkins, Ronnie McCoy, Wade Reed, Dennis “Goober” Cathey, Buddy Carver, Tony Roberts and Tommy Roberts. Honorary pallbearers are Troy Roberts, Steve Roberts, Tally McDonald, and Brandon Cathey.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Waylon’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research c/o Cheatham County Funeral Home 615-792-2552 on-line condolences at www.cheathamcountyfh.com