Milton Franklin Roberts died July 19, 2023 from complications related to liver failure.
Milton was born April 30, 1961 in Montgomery County, NC to Woodrow and Lois (Shore) Roberts. He graduated from West Montgomery High School in 1979. Next, he attended Stanly Community College where he received an Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology, which led him to pursue a career in the repair and preventative maintenance of medical equipment.
Milton’s biomedical jobs led him to St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, SC where he met his eventual wife, Nancy. Next, he worked at Baptist Hospital in Columbia, SC while his wife attended Nurse Anesthesia School. Milton and Nancy settled down in Chapel Hill, NC where they each found jobs in their respective fields at UNC Hospitals. Milton retired after 26 years of service, during which he touched the lives of numerous employees across the hospital campus.
Chapel Hill became Milton and Nancy’s home, where they raised their two beautiful daughters, Madison and Morgan. Milton was a loyal Tar Heel fan who frequently attended UNC basketball and football games. He also enjoyed exploring his community through food; he loved fresh produce from the farmers market and eating at local restaurants, but he loved his wife’s cooking most of all. He loved listening to various types of music, occasionally making his own by playing guitar and singing (when he thought no one was listening). Milton also enjoyed vacationing with his family and friends; he especially loved trips to the beach during the winter. Milton had a unique sense of humor that brought laughter and smiles to everyone who knew him wherever he went.
Milton is preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Roberts and Lois (Roberts) Morrison; and his nephew, Richie Parsons. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy; his daughters, Madison and Morgan; his sisters, Gail (Jimmie) Robinson and Terecia (Ronnie) White; his brother, Mickey Roberts; his nieces and nephews; and his many dear friends. He was so loved by many and will be missed.
Milton was cremated and did not want a formal memorial service. However, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Condolences can be made through www.walkersfuneralservice.com.
Milton’s family would like to thank the healthcare staff that took care of him at both UNC Hospitals and Duke University Hospitals. Please consider becoming an organ donor to help others like Milton.
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