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Obituaries > ROEBUCK, GERALD E.

Gerald Edward Roebuck, Sr., 86, a resident of Montgomery, AL died Sunday, October 18, 2009 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. from Leak-Memory Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marguerite Roebuck, two sons, Gerald Edward Roebuck, Jr. (Talwanga)-Denham Springs, LA; Glenn Michael Roebuck-Houston, TX; three grandchildren, Jennifer Byrd (David)-Eclectic, AL; Laura Roebuck-Austin, TX; Michael Lee Roebuck-Houston, TX; two great-grandchildren, Blake Hughes & Tucker Byrd. Mr. Roebuck was born in Birmingham and enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during WW II. He received the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism while serving as company corpsman with the First Marine Raider Battalion during an engagement with enemy Japanese forces on Guadalcanal on the night of September 13 & 14, 1942 and received a Purple Heart for an injury received as a result of enemy action in the South Pacific Area on October 2, 1942. Upon reenlistment, he served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. After his military career, he retired from the Alabama Department of Public Health. Memorial contributions may be made to Dalraida United Methodist Church. Leak-Memory Chapel directing.