John Roby


John A. Roby a long-time resident of Columbus Ohio, transitioned on Sunday November 15, 2020 in Columbus Ohio.

John was born on August 27, 1980 to John Lattimer and Betty Jean Roby. He was the eldest boy of John and Betty Jean Roby. He attended Pilgrim Elementary and East high school in Columbus, Ohio.

John is preceded in death by his daughter, Forever Precious Roby; son, Nathaniel Roby; brother, Benny Peoples; grandfather; Ceola Marshall; grandmother; Tony Lattimer; and uncle, John Thomas.

John leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Betty J. (Melvin) Roby; father, John (Regina) Lattimer; children, Legend Tee Roby, John T. Roby Jr., Tre’gan Roby, Tye Nathaniel Roby, Juan Anthony Roby, and King John Roby; very special person his wife, Erica Roby; grandparents, Mrs. Bettie J. Haynie–Braxton and John Thomas Lattimer; aunts, Vickie Lattimer and Dawanna Bowman-Davis; siblings, Linda F. (Rodney Gates) Roby, Bettye D. (Terrance J. Conley) Roby-Conley, Diana (Wardell Hoskins) Roby Hoskins, Robert L. Roby, Earnest Roby, Roshawn and Rodney Lattimer, and John T. Lattimer Jr.; nephews, Terron Conley, James Roby, Dentwone Evans, Di’yon Hoskins, and Michael Smith; nieces, Maria A. Roby, Don’jane Brazell, and Di’nisha Roby; very special cousins, Kelly J. McNeal, Shanita McNeal; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.


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  1. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Thinking of you all.

  2. Asia Lynn Merritt

    My heart goes out to the family. I’m at a losss for words I love you all. Johnny this woll be so hard to say goodbye or to see you in this way. I never thought……….

  3. We met years ago we looked out for each other’s kids and grew to like each other cause we had our differences. I’m really just shocked and I’ll continue to look out for the boys even from afar. To the family no words are fit for this occasion,so I’ll send my prayers for those Roby left behind. No more running rest friend!

  4. Cynthia Snodgrass

    Sorry to hear about the death of John Roby my condolences go to the family and his sons my prayers are going forth for your peace during this difficult time

  5. Our Lover, prayers, and condolences are with you all! We truly will miss you John “Tee” we hold you and all the memories we share within our hearts! Rest In Peace!

  6. Wow! I’m at A loss for words. I will miss you my friend. I had just seen you and you were happy and full of life. Rest in love, my prayers are with your family.

  7. Rip in peace to my dawg “tee” we started it together lol we did a lot of things as kids and adults! We will never be the same wit out u bro. We did it the best from Seymour to fairwood & Livingston To the roby family sorry for OUR lost prayers for y’all … may God lead the way! ….-Myty✌

  8. Gon miss u lil brother
    Love, Curtis and the Barnes family

  9. So very sorry to Roby Family. My prayers and Condolences go out to you all in this your great time of sorrow. Betty, I will always remember the talks that you would have within yourself concerning all of your children. And it truly pains me to know what you have lost one of your own.

    Your Friend

  10. Ive been searching for john for 15 years and to find him this way is heart breaking i remember me a john sitting on my porch on maize rd and just clownin talking about life us both being young men at the time we thought we knew everything but one thing about john he was a father good friend and someone that i appreciated and respected no words can describe the pain im feeling at this moment thoughts and prayers for Nia and the kids and his family

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