Rev. Leo Roberts Jr.

Rev. Leo Roberts Jr.

81, Purvis

Rev. Leo Roberts, Jr., Capt. USMC (Ret), 81, of Purvis, died Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Hattiesburg. Services were held on Saturday, April 8, at Main Street Baptist Church. Interment followed in Kokomo Community Cemetery.

Rev. Roberts was a retired captain in the United States Marine Corps. He was a 20 year career Marine with three overseas tours of duty including one in Viet Nam. Since his retirement in 1974, he has spent the last 33 years serving as a minister in many different areas and churches. He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Roberts.

Survivors include his son, Leo Gary Roberts (Sherry) of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter, Tonya Lynne Armstrong (Philip) of Grand Prairie, Texas, six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and brother, Millard Vann of Columbia.