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Joseph Robert Roebuck, III

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Joseph Robert Roebuck, III, age 68, of Harrisburg, formerly of Carlisle, entered eternal life on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa.  He started his life on July 21, 1949 in Carlisle, a son of the late Joseph Robert Roebuck, II, and Sarajane Rice Roebuck.

Joseph was known to his family and many friends as "Bobby”.  He was a graduate of Carlisle High School, Class of 1969, where he was a three-year letterman in both football and wrestling. After high-school, fulfilling his patriotic duty, he joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971, receiving an Honorable Discharge for service to his country.   Additionally, he earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. He worked as an Orderly for the Carlisle Hospital and the Cumberland County Nursing Home prior to working and retiring from the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot in 2015 with more than 30 years of service.   Joe enjoyed boating, camping, fishing and watching war movies.  As a child, he was Baptized and attended the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Carlisle.  Joseph recommitted to Jesus in the last months of his life.

Joe will be dearly missed by family and friends, he is survived by two daughters, Shanta Grier of Mechanicsburg and Carrinne Grier of Hummelstown.  "Pop Pop", as he was called by his grandchildren very dearly loved his five grandchildren, Chayquone, Rashon, Sereniti and Kaden Grier of Mechanicsburg and Angel Ojo of Hummelstown, his sisters, Cynthia Elaine Roebuck and Marsha Roberta Roebuck both of Baltimore MD, Monica Elaine Roebuck-Obi of Burtonsville, MD, and Randy Roebuck (Kathleen) of San Francisco, CA; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Burial with military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, attended by family and friends. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is assisting the family with the arrangements.  Memorials may be made in Joe’s name to www.pawoundedwarriors.org or to www.cancer.org.  Visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.


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To the Family of the late Bro. Roebuck III, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his Family. We leave you with Psalm 31:3, "For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me." Joyfully submitted, Deaconess Mary Lee Scott and the Music Ministry of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Carlisle, Pa. Rev. Daniel B. Keys, Pastor
Ms. Mary Lee Scott
To the Family of Joe Robert Roebuck III. Words can not truly express how I feel. Our condolence goes out to the family, he was my co worker at the Navy Depot. Friendly, always had something nice to say. I can see him driving his retirement vehicle. Joe don't have to suffer any longer, rest in peace my good friend.
Bea Robinson - Gallatin
You have my deepest sympathy to the Roebuck Family my prayers are with you all
Marlin Hoover

My condolences goes out to the family. God bless each and everyone of you. Joe was a co- worker at Navy depot, he was a joy to be around and always greeted you with a big smile. Joe you will be missed by all that knew and loved you. RIP Joe.

Toni M. Robinson
My condolences goes out to the family. God bless each and everyone of you. Joe was a co- worker at Navy depot, he was a joy to be around and always greeted you with a big smile. Joe you will be missed by all that knew and loved you. RIP Joe.
Toni M. Robinson
So sorry to hear of your loss. Joe and I worked together for those 30 years and I will always have fond rememberences of him. He was a kind and gentle man. May he Rest In Peace in the hollow of Gods hand. Prayers.��
Shirley Young
Joe was a really nice man I knew at work for over 20 years. He was easy going and always a pleasure to stop and talk to. My sympathies go out to all Joe's family.
Nick Stellhorn
Joe and I grew up together in Carlisle and then worked together many years at the depot. Even having health problems he always had a great personality and sense of humor. We had many good times together through life with good laughs at times. Will always remember my friend and we all eventually shall see each other in Heaven. God be with all the family during this time.
Glenn Peterson Jr-Carlisle
I worked with Joe at the Navy Depot. He always had a good word or something funny to say even when he wasn't feeling well. He was a very dedicated worker. I know he will be dearly missed. My condolences to his family. 
Pat Blyler
As a long time co-worker at the Navy with Joe, my condolences go out to his family. Joe was part of a great group of people who made it enjoyable to go to work every day. Thanks for all the laughs Joe, you'll be missed.
 Chris Rowe
Dear Family, May God bless and keep each one of you. May sweet memories of your time together be a blessing during your time of bereavement and in the days & months ahead.
Janet L. Bell
My prayers are with the family during this hour of bereavement. May God bless and keep each one of you in His care. Bobby will be fondly remembered.
Wanda K. Hunter

I worked with Joe for many years.  He was a lot of fun and I'll always remember our boat trip in the bay. 

Lisa Hunsicker

Deepest sympathy to the Roebuck family.  Joe was one of the kindest men I met while working at the Navy base.   He always had a smile on his face and lived his faith each day.  It was an honor to have known him.  

Debbie Howells



Worked with Joe for many years in Mechanicsburg. Another friend gone too soon. My condolences to the family. RIP Joe.

Jim Hartman

I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Joe was one of the fellows at work - always a smile!
Another angel to watch over all of us.

Kathy Acox Nies

I worked with Joe at the Navy base for many years. He always had a big smile on his face and was a great friend. Before I retired he stopped by to show us his convertible he had just bought and was so happy. I send my thoughts and prayers to Joe's family and have peace knowing he is not suffering and now with his holy Father.

June Sheaffer

I worked with Joe for many years at the Navy Depot.  I am sorry to hear of this loss.  My condolences to his family.

Robert Petrie


Dear Roebuck Family, I want to express my deepest condolences at the passing of Bobby (or "Bobby Joe") as I always called him. We spent many hours together in high school, at lunch and in sports. We would laugh every time we made eye contact, regardless of the topic, and his laugh was infectious! And a hearty " Thank you Bobby Joe" for your service to our country! A true good hearted soul, and so glad to see he accepted Jesus, as we will reunite some day in the company of our Lord!     Very Sincerely, Denny Ruth

To the Roebuck family my heartfelt condolences go out to you all. He was one of the best. God got a good one. Rest in peace, Joe.
Mark Quinn
My condolences to the Family of Joe Roebuck,III, a man that I can say truly was a friend in every respect. I've had the honor of knowing him for over 37 years and no words can express what a considerate, kind and generous person that he was. I have countless memories of Joe and my overall thoughts of him make me laugh. May God be with the family during your time of bereavement, and Joe may you rest in peace, you will truly be missed.
David A. McLeod
Sharing your sorrow and wishing you peace during this difficult time. Much love to you and my deepest condolences.
Debbie Collins
 My brother I will always miss you. I loved your joy and happiness about life. I thank you for being concerned about me, you were always there when I needed you. I will see you in Heaven.
Your sister: Marsha Roebuck
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