Timothy Ray Roberts

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Timothy Ray Roberts, 55, Topeka, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2010 due to an unfortunate accident involving a car while he was biking. Tim was born September 23, 1954 in Ottawa, the son of Foster and Charleen (Peterson) Roberts. He graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1972. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1972 to 1975. He attended Bartlesville Wesleyan College and graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma State University in 1980. He received his Masters Degree in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University in 1984. Tim worked for the State of Kansas, Department of Corrections and was a Loss Prevention Manager for Osco Drugs. He began employment as a Life & Health Insurance Agent for Globe Life in 1983 and started his own Financial Planning agency in 1998. He was one of the first Certified Senior Advisors in the Topeka Area, specializing in working with seniors and assisting them with proper planning. He and Jim Lord formed Lord-Roberts Insurance in 2002 and Tim had been working for Tarkenton Financial since September of 2009. He was a member of Fairlawn Heights Wesleyan Church, where he served on the Mission Commission, and the local board of administration. In addition, Tim was a member of the Capital City Christian Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the Board at Heritage Christian School from 2007-2009. Tim married Marissa Vazquez on June 26, 1982 in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include daughters, Christy (Jess) Tracy, Clearwater, Michelle Roberts, Ashley Roberts, Lindsay Roberts, all of Topeka; grandchildren, Kiley, Jaxton, Kinlee and Chloee with one more grandchild on the way; brother, Marc Roberts, Williamsburg; sisters, Priscilla Fields, Olathe, Naomi Bailey, Bartlesville, OK; and his parents, Foster and Charleen Roberts, Pomona. He was preceded in death by brother Steve Roberts. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2010 at Fairlawn Heights Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery. Tim will lie in state at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, and visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairlawn Heights Wesleyan Church, 5400 SW Huntoon, Topeka, Kansas 66604, or Hephzibah Childrens Home, 6601 Zebulon Road, Macon, GA 31220 or Josiah & Bethany Childrens Home, C/o FHWC, 5400 SW Huntoon, Topeka, Kansas 66604 or Heritage Christian School, 2000 NW Clay, Topeka, Kansas 66608. To leave a special message for the family online visit, www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com Timothy R. Roberts

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2010