07/21/1927- 12/07/2013 Ike Roberts passed away on December 7, 2013 at his residence in Liberty Hill, Texas. He was born in Beaumont, Texas on July 21, 1927 to his parents Harry and Dorothy Roberts who preceded him in death. Ike was the third of four children, his siblings Betty, Harry, Jr. and Curtis which preceded him in death. Mr. Roberts married Betty Jo Finley on 09/30/1950. He and Mom had three sons, Mike, Pat, Brad, several grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mike preceded him in death and also after sixty-two years of marriage mom passed away in November of 2012. Dad had a long, good life until age and Alzheimer's took control of it. His memory was fading fast, but when he did remember, he talked fondly of growing up in Beaumont, his navy days having served as a United States veteran with a rank of E6, a machinist mate, in World War II and The Korean Conflict. During his adult life he resided in Houston and retired to Lake Jackson, Texas. He retired from Johnson Controls after 36 years of dedicated service, and also was a lifetime member of pipefitter Local 211. He then spent many hours doing what he enjoyed which was fishing and being at the river house. Dad was content and ready for the transition that comes with death. His wife and son Mike, his parents, his siblings, and countless others that loved Dad are happy to see him again, and he them. Ike is survived by his sons, Pat Roberts and his wife Lisa of Liberty Hill, Texas and Brad Roberts and his wife Laura of Katy, Texas, several grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Roberts will be held on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the local chapter of the
either by mail at
2242 W. Holcombe Boulevard Houston, Texas, 77030 or by phone by calling (713)- 314-1313 in our Dad's honor.
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Forest Lawn Funeral Home
4955 Pine Street
Beaumont, TX 77703
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 10, 2013