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Mr. David Stephen "Steve" Roberts Obituary


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“Kathy, I am thinking of you and want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. Love you, Belinda ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Belinda Rutledge - Blythewood, SC

“Daddy, I miss you! Love you lots! ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Melissa - Ridgeway, SC

“Our deepest sympathy to Steve's family. We are saying prayers for all of you. Worked with Steve through the schools for a long time. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara & Tommy Miley - Lexington, SC

“Kathy, I'm a member of Kim Branham's neighborhood Bible study and we have been praying for you, and Steve, and your family. May God give you his...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: June Beard - Blythewood, SC

“Kathy My thoughts are with you and your family. Jerry ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry Huckaby - Columbia, SC

“You were a good friend. Rest in peace. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Roger Hazel - Chapin, SC - Friend

“Sorry to hear about Steve, He was an outstanding gentleman and contributed much to the success of SCETV. I will keep all of the family in my thoughts...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: bob frierson - West Columbia, SC

“Even though we were not in touch over the years, I remember Steve fondly. We worked together for several years, before I moved away. He was a great...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Wilson - Liberty, NC

“our prayers are with you ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Greg and Jaynie Boney - SC

“Happy Trails my friend. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Carroll Senn - Columbia

“We were so saddened to learn of Steve's passing. Kathy, take comfort in the knowledge that Steve is with the Lord and that our God will give you...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Deannie DuRant - Chapin, SC

“Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss and are praying that God will comfort you, bless you and keep you...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Susan (Hayden) Thigpen & Jerry Thigpen; Faye Hayden - GA

“He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. May you take comfort in knowing an...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Lance Jensen - Henderson, NV

“Steve's long, heroic battle has concluded with his family & friends left to celebrate his life & cherish the memories created with him. Our prayers ...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Burke - Sugar Land, TX

“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Steve Roberts. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Jessica P. Kline


David Stephen "Steve" Roberts, 61, passed away peacefully at his home in Chapin on Sunday November 11, 2012 after a 10 month battle with cancer. Steve was the loving husband of 30 years to Katherine Randolph Roberts. He was born on January 19, 1951 in Columbia to John F. and Mae W. Roberts and grew up attending Park Street Baptist Church. He was a 1969 graduate of Eau Claire High School where he played football on the 1967 AAA State Championship team. He received a degree from Midland's Technical College after serving his country in the U. S. Army in the Canal Zone, Panama.
Steve worked at South Carolina Educational Television as a Field Technician from 1973 until his retirement in 2000. He enjoyed his retirement spending time with his family, striper fishing on Lake Murray, hunting, afternoons with his S&S buddies, and traveling with his and Kathy's "Beach Buddy" friends. He was a member of Chapin United Methodist Church where he was active in the Contemporary Worship Service as a member of the Audio/ Visual team.
In addition to his parents, John and Mae Roberts, and wife Kathy, Steve is survived by his daughters and sons-in- law, Melissa R. and Jamie D. Cooper and grandson Justin P. Greider of Blythewood; Beth R. and David F. Montgomery and grandchildren Faith Stanberry, Ryan Stanberry, Dylan Stanberry and Brooke Montgomery of Chapin; sister and brother- in- law, Drs. Janet R. and M .Thomas Edwards and nephews Benjamin, Parks and David Edwards of Greenville; brother- in- law Michael A. Mallia and nephews Chris and Eric Mallia of Columbia. He is also survived by his mother-in- law, Della P. Randolph of Chapin and in-laws, Nancy and Bob Cole, Homer and Pat Randolph all of Chapin, Becky and Tony Fazzini of Hilton Head, Debra and Rob Ellis of Savannah, GA. Steve was predeceased by his sister, Nancy R. Mallia and grandson, Brent A. Stanberry.
A Celebration of Steve's life will be held at Chapin United Methodist Church 415 Lexington Avenue in Chapin, SC at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, 7600 Woodrow Street, Irmo, SC 29063.
Memorials may be made to Chapin United Methodist Church Building Fund 415 Lexington Avenue Chapin, SC 29036 or to Hospice Care of Tri- County, 166 Stoneridge Drive Suite 100 Columbia, SC 29210