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Newton William "Boy" Roddenberry

April 1, 1925 — November 20, 2022



Newton William “Boy” Roddenberry, 97, of Folkston, GA passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022. He was born in Folkston, GA on April 1, 1925 to the late Gadson Solomon “GS” Roddenberry and Susie Viola Colson Roddenberry. Newton was a member of Philadelphia Free Will Baptist Church. He served his country in the United States Navy. He retired from Union Camp. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years; Margaret Oreta Harden Roddenberry, a daughter: Wanda Gail Roddenberry, and 10 siblings: Ethel Chesser, Nellie Murray, Katie Nelson, Mary Sue Nelson, Irene Brock, Malcolm Roddenberry, James Roddenberry, Tommy Roddenberry, Jesse Roddenberry and Daniel Roddenberry.

He is survived by 4-daughters: Donna Howard, Janice Roberts, Cindy (Sam) Johns, and Dana (Brian) Cribb; 2-sons: Terry Roddenberry and Joseph (Honie) Roddenberry;  18-grandchildren: Darla Skipper, Chad Roberts, Angela Hall, Nichole Johns, Dustin Crews, Joshua Stanley, Jeremy Stanley, Jeffery Stanley, Brittany Turner, Tera Roddenberry, Dakota Cribb, Travis Cribb, Tyler Cribb, Trey Cribb, Lauren Roddenberry, Joe Roddenberry, Aubrie Roddenberry and Jake Roddenberry; 17 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00pm on Monday, November 28, 2022 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Sardis Cemetery with Rev. Ray McMillan and Rev. Keith Lloyd officiating.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston, GA.


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