Gene Roberts

gene roberts

Gene Roberts passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on April 3, 2021 at the age of 85 years, 10 months.  He was born in Wolfforth, Texas on June 12, 1935.  Gene has been a resident of Ore City, Texas for 47 years.  Originally growing up in Lubbock, Texas.  He was a craftsman earning a living in various trades, mostly notably as a Concrete Contractor.  He earned his GED later on in life and his Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate from Kilgore College, all after barely receiving an 8th grade education.  gene found his most pleasure in his family and sharing his own life experiences positive, humorous ways with others.  Never at a loss to make someone smile, especially with his stories, jokes and quotes.  He loved fishing, camping and "Piddling".  Gene loved to cook and was noted for his barbeque and mac & cheese.

He was preceded in by his parents, Charles and Cloma Roberts; sister, Joann Roberts; brother, Charles Roberts and loving son, Tony Roberts.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Pat Roberts; son and daughter-in-law, Patrick (Slick) and Pam Roberts; the highlight of his life, his grandchildren, Josh and Hollis Roberts, Jared Roberts and Shelly Dorsey, Jordan and Dakota Adair; his great-grandchildren, Lennon, Cora Dale and Jet, and one sister, Gyree Wisdom. 

A celebration of Gene's life will be at 11:00 a.m., April 8, 2021 at the Peace Fellowship Church, 3855 Hwy 259 North, Diana, Texas.  Interment to follow at County Line Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in the chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Ore city, TX from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

A special thank you to Dr. Steven Griffin, Heart to Heart Hospice, and special thanks to Aliesha Fatheree.

Gene touched many lives with his unselfish and non judgmental personality.  He was a teacher, a mentor and a friend.

The loss of Gene has left a huge void in the hearts of his family and friends.

The family has asked that those attending the visitation and funeral to please wear mask and remember to social distance. 

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family!
    May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
    I have many fond memories of Gene and treasure everyone!
    With much love too all,
    Sherry Charter Yard

  2. Uncle Gene you will be missed by us all!! We loved hearing your jokes, stories and life experiences!! I know in my heart that you will be making our Precious Lord laughing as well as everyone else you run into in Heaven!! When you see Tony give him an extra hug and tell him it's from me and I love and miss him!!! I'm very relieved you are out of pain now!! Rest In Peace!! I love you!!!

  3. Gene, you were a good brother, husband and father. You were a good man and loved your family and they loved you. You loved to tell tall tales and make us laugh. That is your legacy.
    Your loving sister Gyree and family – Bill and Jr., and Dodie

  4. Soo Sorry about Uncle Gene . I wish soo much I could be there for you all. Our thought and prayers are with our family . Love you all soo much . Cathy and Frank .

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