He was born Sunday, April 11, 1915 in Durant to William and Maggie Roberts. He married Ruby Smith Jan. 28, 1938 in Durant. He worked as a farmer most of his life and attended Grace Baptist Church in Durant where he was a lifelong resident.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ruby April, 8, 1991; brothers Claud, Clifford, Arthur and Clyde; and sister Maud Rogers.
He is survived by his companion of 45 years, “Sonny” Curtis Bruce, Four Seasons Nursing Home; brothers Alford “Judge” Roberts and Delbert “Dub” Roberts, both of Durant; sisters Allie Mae Prough and Thelma Tucker, both of Durant; sister-in-law Mildred Corder, Carlsbad, N.M.; brother-in-law Walter Smith, Toms Brook, Va.; nieces Sheryl (Roberts) Choate, Theta Joyce (Roberts) McGinis, Margaret (Roberts) Welch and Norma Jean Jernigan.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Durant.
Family hour is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home, Durant.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.