John C. “Johnboy” Roberts, Jr.

Published 10:02 am Tuesday, October 24, 2017

John C. “Johnboy” Roberts, Jr.

October 21, 2017

John C. Roberts, Jr., 24, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017.

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The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Grubbs and Rev. Ryan Carnes officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Larry Cantley, Stevie Daniels, Bobby Hand, Albert Harden, LaDon Odom and Blake Lewis serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

Memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

John Christopher Roberts, Jr. was born March 12, 1993, in Bainbridge, the son of John Christopher Roberts, Sr. and Dana Chaney Roberts. He attended Bainbridge High School and worked with Bull Built Buildings.

“Johnboy”, as he was affectionately known to his family and friends, put everyone else first. He worked hard and played hard. “Johnboy” enjoyed camping and outdoor sports. He tried to make the most of every day and have a little fun along the way.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Chris & Tina Roberts; his siblings, Amber Nicole Vander Heide and her husband, Zach, of Bainbridge, Anna Joyce Roberts, also of Bainbridge, and Joshua Michael Roberts and his wife, Nikki, of Clearwater, Florida; his grandparents, Joyce Cantley Powell and her husband, Steve; his nieces, Kaleigh, Alexis and Grayson; and his nephews, Jaxon and Kyle. John was preceded in death by his mother, Dana Chaney Roberts; and his grandparents, Edwin Roberts and Charles & Barbara Chaney.