Willie Roby Sr.


Mr. Willie Roby Sr., 83, of Pine Bluff passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013. He was born in Noble Lake to the late Victor Roby and Virgil Bell (Swift) Roby.

His survivors: Wife, Osarine (Steward) Roby; sons, Clarence Moore, Willie Lee Roby Jr., Leavarn Roby, Victor Roby, Howard Roby all of Pine Bluff, Leslie Roby of Little Rock, Calvin Hill of Topeka, Kan., and Rev. Darryl Martin of Pine Bluff; Daughters, Ruthie McBride of Pine Bluff, Bobbie Faye Hampton, Jeanette Summers both of Little Rock, Shirley Hatcher, Mae Frances Jones both of Fort Worth, Barbara Hill of Topeka, Kan., Brenda Simmons of Fresno, Calif.; Sister, Flossie Davis of Pine Bluff; 38 Grandchildren, 77 Great-Grandchildren, seven Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at New St. Hurricane Baptist Church by Rev. George Toney, III. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Memorial Garden by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation/Family Hour will be Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

The body will lie in state at the church from 9:45 a.m. until time of service.

The family will be at 3206 South Utah Street, Pine Bluff.