Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Lester “Snake” Roberts

Lester “Snake” Roberts, 92, of Misenheimer, passed away on July 31, 2020 at CHS Cabarrus, in Concord. His funeral service will be 1 PM Monday, August 3, 2020 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, Albemarle with Rev. Sandy Young officiating. Burial will follow in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 5 until 7 PM at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle.

Born April 2, 1928 in Gaston County, NC, he was the son of the late Wister Y. Roberts and Grace Johnson Roberts. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist in Misenheimer and was a retired Law Enforcement Officer with the City of Gastonia and Pfeiffer University through the Stanly County Sheriff’s Dept. as well as Chief of Security at Uwharrie Point. He was a veteran of the US Navy and he loved motorcycle riding, tennis, horseshoes, ping pong and pool. He was an avid Pfeiffer sports fan.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Gragg Roberts. He is survived by a son Ryan Roberts and wife Lisa of New London and daughter Terri Errington of Simpsonville, SC, 6 grandchildren Justin Roberts (Sarah), Jason Roberts (Erika), Jamie Roberts (Brittany), Jessica Butner (Brandon), Matt Errington, and Erin Errington, and 9 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Pfeiffer University Advancement Office for either the Lester F. Snake Roberts Endowed Scholarship or the Athletic Department, PO Box 960, Misenheimer, NC 28109.


  • Bill Mullinix,Jr. Posted August 2, 2020 9:16 am

    I was fortunate to know Les “Snake” Roberts. He was a unique person with a great zest for life. Many tennis matches at night, motorcycle trips to Myrtle Beach. Great memories of a great man!

  • Barbara Earnhardt Posted August 2, 2020 1:50 pm

    Good good friends, good neighbors–remarkable couple our family has known for over sixty years.
    Terri and Ryan–you have our hearts with you. Barbara, David, Sam and John Earnhardt

  • Thad Woodard Posted August 2, 2020 5:13 pm

    I believe Les was the nicest person I have ever known in my life. He made such a positive impact upon anyone and everyone he met. Always happy to be alive, to offer assistance in every imaginable way and ever ready to boost the spirts of anyone who needed a kind word. What a treasured friend. What a blessing to us all!

  • Gordon and Sharon Mason Posted August 2, 2020 7:48 pm

    What a great man, friend to everyone he met all his life. Made Pfeiffer a better place. Prayers for the family.

  • Carla Crowell Posted August 3, 2020 8:36 am

    I we send our love and condolences to you all !

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