Minnis Alexander Roberts, age 95, of Maryville passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 6, at Morning View Transitional Care Center. Preceded in death by: Wife of 69 years Virginia Ruth Patton Roberts. Survivors include: Daughter and Son in Law Judy and Len Sloan of Louisville, Sons and Daughters in Law Steve and Sarah Roberts of Maryville, Mark and Lisa Roberts of Bowling Green Kentucky, Clark and Tammy Roberts of Maryville; Grandchildren Shane Sloan, Tracy Hollifield, Jennifer (Jameson) Bowen, Holly (Erick) Greer, Tori Roberts, Scott and Kennedy Roberts; Great Grandchildren Madison Sloan, Tristan Hollifield, Charlie Bowen and Henry Greer; Brother in Law Bill Long; Sister in Law Carolyn Patton and many beloved nieces and nephews. Minnis was a WWII Veteran who served in the Navy aboard the USS New York and saw action in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He was a faithful lifelong member at Pecks Memorial United Methodist Church. Retired after 33 years of service as a Rural Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. The Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 pm Friday, November 12 at Grandview Pavilion, Grandview Cemetery Maryville. Friends and Family are welcome to attend. The family would like to thank the staff at Morning View Transitional Care Center for the wonderful care they gave to our father. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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