Edgar Hugh “Eddie” Roberts – obituary

by May 29, 2015OBITUARIES0 comments


Edgar Hugh “Eddie” Roberts, 43, of Cherokee, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 24, 2015.   He was born to Arthur Hugh Roberts of Cherokee and the late Hazel Welch Roberts.

Eddie was a self employed performance artist who was a representative of the native peoples of North America and his own tribe as he performed as a chief on the streets of Cherokee where he was photographed by many.

In addition to his mother, he was pre-deceased by his sisters, Judy Hornbuckle and Allison Roberts.

Surviving in addition to his father are his daughter, Katlin Roberts of Cherokee; brothers, Tony Roberts and Daniel Murphy; one sister, Melinda Murphy; and special family of Isaac Welch.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 28 at Bethabara Baptist Church in the Birdtown community with Rev. Ed Kilgore officiating.  Burial immediately followed the service at the Birdtown Cemetery.  Pallbearers were among family and friends.

Long House Funeral Home assissted with the final arrangements.