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Andrew Scott Roberts

Tullahoma - Andrew “Panda” Roberts passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 29th in Tullahoma, TN at the age of 30.

Andrew was born a feisty 6 pounds, 2 ounces on September 8, 1989 in Erie, PA. The curly headed child, kept everyone on their toes and was forever smiling. Andrew was a top, natural athlete from swimming to soccer to rugby; this kid did it all. Andrew was also a history and military aficionado. So, it was no surprise that after he graduated from Tullahoma High School in 2008, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Andrew proudly served his country for five years. He earned the rank of Corporal and served one tour of duty in Afghanistan, with a designated MOS 0311, during Operation Enduring Freedom. Following an Honorable Discharge, Andrew returned to Tennessee to build a life outside of the Marines with his children and family.

Behind the bravado and tattoos, was a gentle-hearted man that loved fiercely. Andrew’s charismatic demeanor turned strangers into friends and friends into family. As the news of Andrews’s passing has spread stories have emerged from his Marine brothers, high school buddies, past loves, family, and from those he has met throughout his lifetime.
Cayden Scott (8) and Aislyn Rose (1) did not have the luxury of time with their Dada, but the time they shared was significant. Cayden idolized his father and will tell you that he is a mini-me. Their favorite activity was pulling out the Red Ryder and testing each other’s prowess at overcoming different shooting challenges. These two spent countless hours chit-chatting about history, military, and life in general. Aislyn cherished her Dada and Peets time. They would spend the early morning hours eating, cleaning the house, watching their show, and singing. These kiddos brought light to Andrew’s eyes and both mirror his charm. We are asking that you keep these two in the forefront of your mind. His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children.

He is survived by his mother, Christine (Sarbak) Roberts; father, Randy Roberts; son, Cayden Scott Roberts; daughter, Aislyn Rose Roberts; brother, Joseph Hoffer, Jr.; sister, Rochelle Roberts; and nephews, Dominic and Brenden Hoffer. Andrew was surrounded and loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandmother and will be greeted in heaven by his preceding family members.

A small service will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 10 am at Tullahoma Funeral Home in Tullahoma, TN. His body will be laid to rest at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville, TN at 1 pm. On May 15, 2020, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church will hold a service to honor Andrew’s life. To celebrate Andrew, in the way he would love, his family will hold a Celebration of Life in September.

Tributes

Bob & Joni Pepper says:

I may not have known Andrew personally, but I heard a lot about him as I worked with Randy, his dad, for many years. I heard about all the good times they had out in the wild blue yonder. Also about the 5 pound bass Andrew caught in the pond beside their house. I know Randy was very proud of him in the Marines. These are the things that should be remembered--- the good memories of life.

Mary Jo and Ed Daigle says:

Dear Christine and Family, So sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers. May your precious memories stay close to your heart and help you and your family through this difficult time.

EDWARD J DAIGLE says:

Dear Christine and Family, So sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers. May your precious memories stay close to your heart and help you and your family through this difficult time.

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