Elmo Aron Roebuck, 89, passed away Thursday October 6th, 2022 at the Veterans Home in Collins, MS.
Mr. Roebuck, affectionately known as “Buck,” was born on May 7, 1933 to Elmo E. and Mamie
E. Roebuck of Lake, MS. He was a graduate of Lake High School where he was a standout
athlete in all sports. He had a lifelong passion for football and later became an avid Mississippi
State Bulldog fan. He enthusiastically supported Mississippi State for the rest of his life. After
his high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and retired after 20 years of service. He
married Amye Joyce Hensley, his high school sweetheart, in 1953. They began their marriage in
Izmir, Turkey, the first of many Army assignments as they grew their family. While in the Army,
he and his family lived at Camp David, Maryland where he served as a communication specialist
for the White House under Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. In 1969, newly
promoted Master Sergeant Roebuck served in Vietnam where he earned the Bronze Star for
meritorious service. After his Vietnam tour of duty, Elmo and Amye moved with their five
children to Ft. Huachuca, AZ. to complete his army career. His service at Ft. Huachuca was to
design and build the Army’s first T.V. cable system. This positioned him for his subsequent
career as the Chief Engineer for Time Warner Cable where he designed and constructed the
cable TV systems for Jackson, Memphis, and Monroe. Elmo completed his 25-year Time Warner
career in 1998. He enjoyed retirement and devoted his time to gardening, fishing, and
following Mississippi State University Athletics.
Elmo was a lifelong Christian. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Byram where
he served as Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and choir member. Later, he became a member of
Gideon’s International. He loved distributing Bibles and moving the word of God into the
community. Mr. Roebuck maintained that “The Lord has blessed me and I will serve Him until I
draw my last breath”.
Elmo Roebuck is survived by his wife of 68 years, Amye Roebuck and his five children: Vicky
Miley (Randy), Connie Lauer (Joe), Randy Roebuck (Annie), Amye Wiggs (Gary), and Elizabeth
Duncan (Dennis). His five grandchildren include Matthew, Amanda, Christy, Marshall, and
Jeffery. His great-grandchildren include Kaylee, Natalie, Brody, Erik, and Filip. He dearly loved his family, and always enjoyed spending time with them.
Elmo is survived by his brother Roger Roebuck of Van Cleave, MS and predeceased by his
parents and siblings, Willie Bell, Thurman, Warner, Harry, Viola, Murry, Kathryn, and Jonell.
Services for Mr. Roebuck will be held at Chancellor Funeral Home, Byram, MS. Visitation is
scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9th from 3-5 PM with services planned for 10 AM, Monday, October 10th. Internment at Terry Cemetery to follow.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Byram or the Gideons International.