Jimmy Ray “Papa J” Roberson, 67, of Calera went to be with his Lord in Savior on September 12, 2012 at his home. He was born August 16, 1945 in Amherst, TX to Britton and Frances (Berry) Roberson. He married Brenda Townsend on August 20, 1965 in Sunnyside, TX. He came to Calera in 1970 and worked in construction. He helped with the beginning stages of building the church. He was a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Calera, OK. Papa J enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing volleyball, camping, spending time with his family, loved to give his grandkids a ride on the Cushman, and a very Christian individual.
He is preceded in death by his parents, father in law, mother in law, great grandson Blayden Roberson.
He is survived by his wife Brenda of the home, son Toby Roberson of Calera, daughters; Cindy Shinault and husband Charlie of Sherman, TX and Tonya Hampton and husband Tim of Calera, sisters; Virginia Carter of New Mexico, Donna Walker and husband Dusty of Lubbock, TX, and Brenda Swint of Arizona, grandchildren; Preston Roberson, Chad Phelps, Casey Roberson, Harley Roberson, Cheyenne Roberson, Caleb Shinault, Collin Shinault, Lacy Roberson, Madison Hampton, and Logan Hampton, great grandchildren; Landon Roberson, Shayne Phelps, Sawyer Phelps, Yalana Roberson, Jemma Roberson, Bentley Seymour, and Nick Reeves, and many other relatives and friends.
Services will be Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at New Life Assemble of God Church in Calera, OK. Rev. Lester Ames and Bro. David Sanders will be officiating. Family Hour will be Friday, September 14, 2012 from 6-8:00 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God Church. Honorary Pallbearers will be the grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service in Durant, OK. Condolences can be sent to www.brownsfuneralservice.com