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Wesley Gene Roberts

September 8, 1937 — February 24, 2019

Wesley Gene Roberts

Wesley Gene Roberts of Alton, VA passed away February 24, 2019.  He was born in Halifax County on September 8, 1937 and was 81 years of age. He was the son of the late Beverly “Bill” Roberts and the Late Martha Jane Vaughan Roberts. He was married Bernice Dunaway Roberts.


He was a member of Halifax Baptist Church.  He was a loving husband, Father and Grandfather. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, a good joke, racing and wrestling.



Wesley Gene Roberts is survived by:

His Wife

Bernice D. Roberts of the home

His Children

Dale R. Wright (Daryl) of Callands, VA

Ricky Gene Roberts (Angela) of Halifax

Six Grandchildren

D.J. Day (Amber), Scott Day, Brandy Roberts, Christopher Roberts, Derek Wright (Stephanie), and Tori Scearse (David)

Nine Great Grandchildren


Diane Cassada (Jim) of Richmond

Ted Roberts (Julia) of Lynchburg

Carroll Roberts of Alton

Barry Roberts (Joanne) of Halifax

 Wayne Roberts (Peggy) of Richmond

***Preceded in death by***

Four Brothers

Roger, Jerry, Russell and Stanley Roberts


A graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Halifax Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Collins officiating.


The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 26 at Powell Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. and other times at his home, 1189 Snow Hill Road, Alton, VA.


For memorials please consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

7:00 - 8:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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