Farming Rural 18

Clyde Eckel Roberts

June 8, 1950 ~ May 18, 2021 (age 70)


Clyde Eckel Roberts, age 70, a former resident of Spindale, died Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Accordius Health of Rutherford County where he was a resident since 2016.  Born June 8, 1950, in Buncombe County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Joseph Burrell Roberts and Emily Adeline Eckel Roberts.  His jobs included working at the Asheville truck weigh station and the maintenance department at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, where he worked for ten plus years and retired in 2009. 

Clyde was a faithful member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Besides his passions for cars (especially GTOs), he enjoyed riding motorcycles and listening to rock music. His greatest joy as of late was his grandkids. His face lit up at the very mention of them.

He was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Jeanette Brockmeier who died in 2008.

Survivors include his son, Chris Roberts, and his wife Naomi of Bostic, his grandchildren, Cavan and Ruthie Roberts, his sisters, Betsy Candler, and husband Willard of Weaverville and Susan Ross of Spruce Pine, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be planned by the family and will be announced at a later date.

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