Reuben Dean Roberts, Jr   1960 - 2021

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Reuben Dean Roberts, Jr

Reuben Dean Roberts, Jr

January 5, 1960 - November 30, 2021

Reuben Dean Roberts, Jr (61) went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday , November 30th , 2021 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center of Spartanburg, South Carolina due to complications from a stroke brought on by Abdomenal surgery. Born January 5th ,1960 in Union, SC. Dean was the son of the late Reuben Dean Roberts and the Late Kathryn Elizabeth Layton Roberts Crisp. Dean was a 1979 graduate of Dorman High School and a member of Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C. As a child growing up in Pauline, South Carolina Dean enjoyed the company of his cousins Beth Pruitt Jennings, Nelson Pruitt, Ronnie Pruitt and David Pruitt. His Surviors include his wife, Kathy Faehnrich-Roberts of the home; his daughters, Katie Roberts of Greenville, SC, and Kennedy Roberts of Spartanburg,SC. Along with his children he is survived by his brothers JR Crisp (Harriet) and William Crisp (Mandy). Niece, Tasha Faehnrich Kennedy (Michael), Nephews: Leslie Faehnrich ,Adam Crisp (Blake) , Nelson Crisp and Luke Connor. Great Niece Sarah Lee Kennedy, Great Nephews Michael Nathaniel Kennedy, Owen Thad Kennedy and Seth Owen Faehnrich. Also left to cherish his memories are his Mother and Father in-law: Don and Mattie Faehnrich, sister-in-law: Vicky Faehnrich Connor and his brother in-law: Eddie Faehnrich. Dean was an avid golf player until his decline in health. Along with golfing Dean loved spending time with his best friends, Dave Fransico, Mark Hardin, Mark Connor, and the late Chris Self. Dean joyously spoke to his friends everyday with love and admiration. You could always hear him early in the morning having his daily phone call with his cousin Nelson Pruitt who he considered another brother. Dean loved fiercly and unapologetically and spoke highly of the ones he called friends and family. You could always find him sitting on the front porch waiting on a lemon pie from his neighbor Mrs. Frankie Humphries who he adored. Dean would always claim to not be an animal person but you would never guess that by the way he interacted with every animal he met, especially the late Miss Kitty, Rose and Jack. Dean was an adoring father who was so proud of his daughters accomplishments, Katie with a Bachelors of Science from North Greenville University and Kennedy with a Bachelor of Arts from Anderson Univeristy and a Master of Fine Arts from The University of South Carolina (his favorite football team). Services will take place on Sunday December 5th, receiving friends and family at 2:00pm and his funeral at 3:00pm at The J.F Floyd Mortuary in Downtown Spartanburg (235 N Church St, Spartanburg Sc) conducted by the Reverend Dr. Bennie Littlejohn .