James Kiplin “Kip” Roberts, age 52, of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Banner Elk, NC, Kip was the son of the late James Erby Roberts and Wilma Jean Puckett Scalf. He had worked the majority of his life in the furniture manufacturing industry. Kip was a wonderful father, son, brother, papaw and best friend.
In addition to his parents, Kip was preceded in death by two step-brothers, Glenn Campbell and Harvey Dale Campbell, Jr. He is survived by his Mom, Margie Roberts of Elizabethton, his son, Christopher Justin “Jug” Roberts and his wife, Jessica Ann, of Granite Falls, NC; two granddaughters, Gracie Marie and Hannah Kaye Roberts of Granite Falls, NC; two brothers, Delber Roberts and wife, Angie, and Erby Roberts and Dina Neil, all of Granite Falls, NC; three sisters, Jama Griffey and husband, Donald, and Robyn Reece of Granite Falls, NC, and Tammy Campbell of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Private disposition for James Kiplin “Kip” Roberts will be held at a later date. Tribute Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Roberts. Tribute Funeral and Cremation Services 419 West Elk Ave. Ste. 4, Elizabethton, TN, 423-518-1556.
As I Sit In Heaven
As I sit in Heaven
And watch you everyday
I try to let you know with signs
I never went away
I hear you when you’re laughing
And watch you as you sleep
I even place my arms around you
To calm you as you weep
I see you wish the days away
Begging to have me home
So I try to send you signs
So you know you are not alone
Don’t feel guilty that you have
Life that was denied to me
Heaven is truly beautiful
Just you wait and see
So live your life, laugh again
Enjoy yourself, be free
Then I know with every breath you take
You’ll be taking one for me.