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Pernell Elvin Roberts, Sr

  • Birth 22 Jan 1907 Wilcox County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 16 Aug 1980 Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, USA
  • Plot Roberts Family Plot
  • Memorial ID 19341894

Spouse: Minnie Myrtle "Betty" MORGAN
Married: 17 Apr 1927 in Ware Co, GA
Marriage License: Book G, Page 526

Members of the Waycross First Trinity Methodist Church, Waycross, Ware County, Georgia.

Parents of the actor Pernell Elvin ROBERTS, Jr. of Bonanza TV show.


August 18, 1980, Monday
Waycross-Journal Herald, page 9


Pernell E. Roberts, Sr., 73, died Saturday afternoon in Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Mr. Roberts was the father of Pernell Roberts, well known stage, television and film star. His son is presently starring in "Trapper John, M.D." and was one of original stars of the television hit series "Bonanza".

He was a native of Wilcox County, son of the late Reason Roberts and Alice Stone Roberts.

He had made his home in Waycross since 1925 and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Big Brothers Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Roberts, Waycross; one son, Pernell E. Roberts, Jr., Beverly Hills, Calif.,; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kara Knack, Hollywood, Calif.; one brother, Glenn Roberts, Waycross; one grandson, Chris Roberts, New York, NY.

Memorial service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge.

Graciously donated by: Mrs. Betsy Roberts

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  • Added: 11 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19341894
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pernell Elvin Roberts, Sr (22 Jan 1907–16 Aug 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19341894, citing Oakland Cemetery, Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Wiregrass Irisheyes (contributor 46586838) .