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Alan G. Roberts, Jr.

February 4, 1972 — October 1, 2023

Alan Gerald Roberts Jr., 51, of Moore, SC, a devoted husband and father, went to be with His Savior on October 1, 2023, at his home after a long battle with colon cancer. Alan was born on February 4, 1972, in Lynchburg, VA. He graduated from Hamilton County High School in Jasper, FL in 1990 and The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After college, he started his engineering career with Pratt & Whitney in Claremore, OK. He met his wife, Jamie McCuistian Roberts, in Claremore and immediately knew he was in love. Two months later he proposed and five months later they were married on January 18, 1997. Alan dedicated 27 years of his life as an engineer in aerospace and gas power. After he and Jamie were married, they lived in Wichita Falls, TX for 7 years as he worked for Pratt & Whitney as an aerospace overhaul repair engineer. In this role, he developed new repairs for engine components used in aircraft. He longed to be back east, so they moved to Spartanburg, SC in 2004 where he worked for Honeywell Aerospace for 12 years. In 2016 he began working for GE Gas Power as a thermal spray coatings engineer where he helped develop and test new coatings used in gas power turbines. He loved the mental challenge of solving unique problems and being part of a specialized team. Alan always had a special place in his heart for camping and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. He loved the preparation of a camping trip; packing all his supplies, setting up camp, making dinner, and sitting by the fire at night. His favorite campsites would always be by the creek, where he was able to watch his kids play and help them hunt for crawdads. Later, he became more involved in backpacking trips. He went on his first backpacking trip in New Mexico when he was 27 and was hooked. He could not wait to be able to take his kids on a similar experience. When they were old enough, Alan planned a trip every year. Alan was a dedicated man who worked hard for the things he believed in. He was strong for his family and his main goal was to provide for them in a way that encouraged their success. He was a man of routine and whether it meant meal time or Sunday naps he always performed his habits right on cue. One of his nightly rituals was relaxing after dinner by watching a variety of travel shows. In conversation, his wit shown through. He could always come up with a clever retort to add a bit of humor to the discussion. Alan’s foundation was his faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He gave his life to Christ at the age of fourteen and strived to continually learn about his faith. He was a faithful member of several churches over his lifetime and he valued the importance of Christian fellowship. For the last six years he was a member at First Baptist Spartanburg. He is survived by his wife, Jamie McCuistian Roberts, his sons Jonathan Roberts, Benjamin Roberts, and Harrison Roberts, and his daughter Lillian Roberts. He is also survived by his mother, Marian Bishop McTier of Nashville, GA and his siblings, David Roberts (Debbie) of Hahira, GA, Maria Crow (Joe) of Ray City, GA, and Michael Roberts of Jennings, FL and his father, Alan G. Roberts Sr. (MaryBeth) of Jennings, FL and his siblings, Mazey White (Will) of Thomasville, GA and Jestyn Roberts of Gainesville, FL. Services to honor and celebrate Alan’s life will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at First Baptist Spartanburg at 2:00 PM. A receiving of guests will follow the service. Burial will be a private family ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Alan Roberts may be made to: First Baptist Spartanburg 250 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC 29306
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