Ray L. Roberts, 89, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal.
He was born June 14, 1925 in Camp, Oklahoma, to Norman Leroy and Francis Louisa Randolph Roberts.
He married Frances Jean Mahnken on December 13, 1949 in Old Hickory, Tenn.
He attended numerous rural schools one of which was North Victory.
During the war, he served in the US Navy attached to the G7 Hospital Corp in the South Pacific Admiralty Islands. He served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946.
Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Hooker and then went on to college at Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tenn. where he graduated at the top of his class with honors.
In 1949, Ray and his brother Dale founded Roberts Brothers Funeral Home in Hooker, Okla. They also served the area with ambulance service for thirty-five years.
He later became the Public Relations Manager of Tri-County Electric, from which he retired after 10 years.
He was a member of the Church of Christ in Hooker and was a deacon.
He was past president of the Hooker Lions Club
He was a licensed pilot and helped form the local barbershop chapter in the area – he was the baritone of the Blue Notes Quartet and the Hap Hazards Quartet in which they entertained around the local area for years.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gane Roberts and wife, Kris, Gunter, Texas and Kyle Roberts and wife, Terri, Hooker, Okla.; daughter, Tylee Pointer and husband, Richie, North Richland Hills, Texas; two sisters, Wanda Gantt, Tulsa, Okla and Nelda Witt, Flagler, Colo.; six grandchildren: Chase Windsor, Anne Roberts, Andy Roberts, Sarah Roberts, Chad Windsor and Katie Roberts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Dee Roberts and Dale Roberts; granddaughter, Haley Ann Roberts; brother-in-law, Jim Witt; and sister-in-law, Helen Roberts.
• Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Church of Christ in Hooker, Okla. with Monty Daffern presiding.
Burial will be in the Hooker Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Hooker Library or the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and may be left at Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, Oklahoma 73945.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.robertsbrothersfuneralhome.com