In Memoriam: R. F. “Bob” Roberson, Past District 14 Governor

R. F. “Bob” Roberson, DTM

September 28, 1928 – June 26, 2019

Dedicated Toastmaster, Leader and Mentor
and Beloved Friend

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District 14 Governor (1985-1986)

Led District to
President’s Distinguished

R. F. “Bob” Roberson, 90, passed away June 26, 2019 at his home in Columbus, GA. He was born September 28, 1928 in Birmingham, AL, to his late parents, Franklin Taylor Roberson and Johnnie Eloise Doyle.

Bob grew up in Birmingham, AL before moving to Montgomery, AL for his high school years. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, AL, Howard College (now Samford University) and after being ordained as a Baptist minister; he attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and pastored four churches: Goodwater, AL (1956), Pepperell, AL (1956-1961), Benning Hills, GA (1961-1963), and Fairfax, AL (1963-1971).

Bob worked for the Community Action Agency of Columbus, and in the past, he had a part time job at Sears in the credit department. Bob was Vice President at United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley for over 20 years, retiring in 2008. During his time of United Way, Bob wrote a regular community interest column in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. In his 80s. He worked part-time at the DCI dialysis clinic. He was always a huge fan of Auburn football.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared with the Roberson family at

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