Croswell A. Roberson, Jr.January 02, 1940 - November 23, 2012
Croswell A. Roberson, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on November 23, 2012, surrounded by loved ones. He loved his children and grandchildren all of whom were blessed to spend good quality time with him in his last days.
He was born January 2, 1940, in Dunn, North Carolina, the son of C.A. Roberson, Sr. and Pearl Faircloth Roberson. He was the middle child of seven children all surviving him. He was very proud of his heritage being reared in a loving Christian family who remained close all through his life.
C.A. joined the US Air Force in October of 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He served 4 years and was the first Airman in the history of his base to reach the rank of Staff Sargent without extending or re-enlisting. At the end of his basic training, he married Catherine Ann Stuart and they had 3 children. After his enlistment they returned home to Dunn and spent the remainder of his life there. He was an active member of Gospel Tabernacle Church, loved his John Wellons Memorial Sunday School Class where he served as Secretary. He was a member of the American Legion and Palmyra Lodge. His greatest joy in life was giving to others and never expected recognition for what he did.
He is survived by his wife, Ann, his children and spouses Croswell A. Roberson III and Nina; Patricia Lynn and Marty Smith and Curtis Roberson. His grandsons: Nathan, C.A. Roberson IV (Carson), Jacob and Adam Roberson; William David (Trey) Crane III; Caleb and Dylan Smith. His granddaughters: Bethany Crane; Holley and Mikala Roberson. His sibling Robert and Phebe Roberson ; Bill and Shirley Roberson , David and Mary Roberson all of Raleigh; Tommy and Shanna Roberson of Southport; Peggy and Robert West of Dunn and Patsy Roberson Carroll of Greensboro. His God-sons; Andregus Holmes of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jason Kirk Thomas of Raleigh; God-daughter; Faith Thomas of Dunn. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Sue Lewis of Raleigh and Sharon Roberson of Myrtle Beach. He loved and appreciated his business associate, Chris George of Dunn. He claimed him as one of his children.
A funeral service will be held at Gospel Tabernacle Church at 11 AM, Monday, November 26. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 25 at Gospel Tabernacle Family Life Center from 6 to 8 pm. Flowers are welcome but contributions to the benevolent fund of Gospel Tabernacle Church would be appreciated. Jesus said, “Feed my Sheep” and that is what C.A. literally did. A service of Skinner and Smith Funeral Home of Dunn.