Jess W. “Pete” Roberts died peacefully, at age 91, at Parkview Nursing Home surrounded by his large loving family. He was born in Lockhart, Texas on Nov. 22, 1919, to Jim and Mary (Glover) Roberts.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lillian, on May 31, 2011; son, James; and one brother and two sisters.
He is survived by a son, Hank Roberts and wife, Pat; two daughters, Janice Lewis and Shirley Murphy and her husband, John; two sisters, Marie Krueger and Annie West; three brothers-in-law, Lawrence Schaefer, Leroy Schaefer and Joe Schaefer and wife, Jane; 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Pete married the love of his life, Lillian, and they remained married for 65 years. He enjoyed playing his fiddle, bowling, dancing and various city organizations. Pete will be known for his love of family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as, his love for his friends.
Visitation was scheduled at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at McCurdy Funeral Home. Funeral services were planned at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at McCurdy Memorial Chapel, with interment following at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, Texas.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., Lockhart, Texas 78644.