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Condolence From: Steve Morgan
Condolence: Carol Jean,
I was saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. During his distinguished years of service at IBM, he operated with a unique style, oftentimes challenging the status quo to bring about positive change to the organization. He was highly respected by his colleagues and helped to launch successful careers of several employees by mentoring them during their early years. He placed the utmost value on customer service and maintained excellent relationships with senior level executives at Virginia Tech and Norfolk Southern. It was my great honor to serve as his manager during the late 80’s. The experience working with him was indelible, leaving behind lessons learned that have remained with me throughout my career. Bill retired from IBM as a legend, blazing a trail of successful achievements few could ever reach. He was a great friend that I will remember forever. Rest in peace Bill.

Steve Morgan
Wednesday September 05, 2018
Condolence From: Barbara Cooper Barksdale
Carol Jean - So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I've known Bill since 5th grade at Broad St. School. And as a member of the Class of '57 at ALHS, thru the years at Virginia Heights Baptist. He will certainly be missed greatly. Love to you and your family. - Barbara Barksdale
Monday September 03, 2018
Condolence From: Joe Lemmer
Condolence: I was most saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Roberts. I will always remember him as an intelligent and proud man. I am sure he will be missed. I hope the knowledge of all the loving care you gave him will comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Monday September 03, 2018
Condolence From: Pat Dew
Condolence: Carol, so sorry for your loss, I haven't seen you all in a very long time but have never forgotten you and your beautiful parents. You and the family will be in our prayers.
Wednesday August 29, 2018
Condolence From: Thomas Widgeon
Condolence: Sorry For Your Loss
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Tuesday August 28, 2018
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