|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1936|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 2013|
Robert Ray Roberts, 76, of Normangee went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the College Station Medical Center. Visitation will be held at Cozart Funeral Home from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Brother Will Odom will preside over services.
Robert Ray Roberts was born in Normangee on Dec. 17, 1936, to his parents, Robert Homer and Ella (Batson) Roberts. Ray, as most knew him, was a military man having served 30 years in the United States Army. He was a proud veteran and met his wife on deployment in Vietnam. Ray and Thinh were married on Feb. 15, 1969, and just celebrated 44 wonderful years together. He returned to the Normangee area in 1985. Ray was an avid hunter and enjoyed the lazy fishing hole every now and then. When he wasn't busy, he would spend time playing card games or Bingo, but most of all he just enjoyed loving his family and friends.
Ray Roberts was preceded in death by both parents, Robert H. and Ella Roberts; two brothers Gene Roberts and Johnnie Roberts; a sister, Vivian Roberts; and a daughter, Connie Roberts.
Survivors include his loving wife, Thinh Roberts; three sons, William Roberts and wife, Joan, of Iola, Brian Roberts and wife, Kara, of Athens, and David Roberts and wife, Anjanette, of Normangee; two brothers, William Boyd "Pete" Roberts and wife, Jan, of Normangee, and Joe Layne Roberts and wife, Jimmie, of Magnolia; a sister, Joyce Jackson and husband, Jim, of Hempstead; 10 grandchildren, Dylon, Aiden, Sissy, Stephanie, Vincent, Blake, Rebecca, Christina, Crystal and Candice; nine great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Normangee Salvation Army at the Normangee State Bank or online to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org/donate.
Ella Rae Batson Roberts (1915 - 2004)
Robert Ray Roberts (1936 - 2013)
Johnny Lee Roberts (1952 - 2001)*
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Gary W. Adams
Record added: May 11, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 129626143