Hap Roberts was born in Salisbury, North Carolina on October 24, 1950, son of Harold Knox Roberts, Sr., a cotton broker, and Idell McNeill Roberts, a school teacher. Roberts married the love of his life, Annette Bell Roberts in 1974. They have one daughter, Heather Roberts Brady. Hap graduated from Catawba College in 1972 with a degree in accounting. Upon graduation from Catawba College, Mr. Roberts was employed as an accountant by Sherrill and Smith, Certified Public Accountants. In August of 1972 he left there to work for Food Town Stores, Inc., now Food Lion, Inc. and retired as its Corporate Controller in 1982. In 1983 he opened his own accountancy practice, H.K. Roberts, C.P.A., later to become Roberts and Morgan, CPA's. This firm now exists as Gary D. Morgan, CPA. In 1984 he opened a title insurance agency, Statewide Title, Inc. of which he is President and co-owner with his wife, Annette Bell Roberts, Vice President. This company provides title insurance protection for property owners throughout North Carolina. Mr. Roberts' Uncle, Ralph L. Roberts was masseur, close friend and confidant to Marilyn Monroe. Ralph impressed his love of acting and film upon Hap who is now a devotee of both. Hap continues to support the arts and to preserve their history for the appreciation of future generations. Hap released an autobiography in 2019 entitled Everybody Was Happy and wrote the Foreword to Ralph Roberts' Mimosa - Memories of Marilyn & the Making of "The Misfits"
Everybody Was Happy
Hap Roberts shares the stories of his boyhood in small-town America, stories of his glory days at what was the nation's fastest growing supermarket chain (Food Town - now Food Lion), and stories of his connection to one of the world's most beautiful women, Marilyn Monroe.
Mimosa: Memories of Marilyn & the Making of "The Misfits"2021