Arvil Dean “Toz” Roberts

Published 4:30 pm Thursday, January 11, 2018

Arvil Dean “Toz” Roberts, of Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer.
A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Brady and Juanita Troxell Roberts.
Toz loved gospel music, singing with his family for many years. His favorite hobby was going to car shows and restoring classic cars. A favorite was the Downtown Elizabethton Car Show and keeping up with old friends he used to work with at N.A.R.C. His grandchildren were his pride and joy, attending as many of their activities as he could. He attended Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ for over 45 years.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Waller.
The family would like to express their thanks for the many acts of kindness, love and support, but most of all for the many prayers by the church family and the many friends during this time. Thanks to Amedysis for all of their love and support. Toz loved to do volunteer work with Good Samaritan Ministries, fixing food boxes and giving out school supplies.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Teresa Roberts; a daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Bradley Rambo, Jonesborough; his son, Michael Roberts, Johnson City; his grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua and Gabrielle Rambo, Krisley Roberts and Kaitlyn Roberts and their mother, Donna; two brothers, Bill Roberts and wife Betty and Jackie Roberts and wife Betty; one sister, Vickie Clifton and husband Bobby; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and his brother-in-law, Earl Waller.
Funeral services for Arvil Dean “Toz” Roberts will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 13, at Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ with the Rev. Donny Regan and the Rev. Paul Webb officiating. Music will be provided by Harry Regan, organist, Joel Brown and the Rev. Donny Regan. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 14, at Roselawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Saturday and also at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, will be Ansley, Mark and Jamey Roberts, Jackie Tipton, Roger Miller, Albee Calhoun, Aaron Scott, Ken Grindstaff and Mark Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be his church family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-990. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Roberts family.

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