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David Lee Roebuck

March 5, 1932 - June 28, 2016

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, at the Sweet Home Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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David Lee Roebuck, 84, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Tuesday, June 28. He was born in Boswell, Oklahoma to William Sam and Melvina (Cochanaur) Roebuck.

He moved to Wright City, Oklahoma where he met his spouse, Bessie Lee Teterick. She was from Glover, Oklahoma and had moved to Wright City also. They were married in DeQueen, Arkansas. In the early 1950s, they moved to Texas, then eventually moved back to Wright City to work in a lumber mill. They moved to Stayton and Sweet Home where David worked at the Old Santiam Lumber Mill and plywood mills: Geils lumber, Mid Plywood, and Foster Lumber. He also hauled hay and junk Iron on “Hanna,” his 1946 Chevy flat bed truck, which is still in the family.

David attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He loved family get-togethers so he could be with all family. Two days before David’s death, he was with most of his family. They had a campout at his house. He was able to watch his great and great, great grandkids at play and said, “It does not get any better than this.”

He is survived by daughters Glenda Moore, Sandy and her husband, Randy Pendegraft, Rhonda Roebuck, and Tannie Manning, all of Sweet Home, and Donna Barrett of Vida; sons Danny Roebuck and William Roebuck of Sweet Home; 26 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; four great, great grandchildren; and many friends of his children and friends he met through the years who became like family members and still visited with him.

David was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Lee Roebuck, in 1997; son David L. Roebuck in 1951; adopted son Neil Atkinson in 1997; brothers Jet Blackwell, Dudge Blackwell, and Jay Blackwell; and sister Babe Rodgers, all of Oklahoma.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, at the Sweet Home Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.