Bob Roberts died peacefully on December 26,2022 in San Antonio, Texas, in the loving presence of his wife, Joyce. Bob was a native of Wellman, Texas.
Bob is survived by his wife of 25 years, Colonel Joyce E. Carlson, USAF Ret., and by his son, Mike (Lindsey) of Midway, Arkansas, and daughter, La Juana Cope of Pasadena, Texas, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his brother, Roy (Glenda) of Victoria, Texas. He was predeceased by his parents, Floy and Wilson Roberts, and his son, Monte.
Bob was a graduate of Wellman High School, in the heart of West Texas, where, among other things, he was a member of the track team. Word was that nobody in Wellman could outrun Bob Roberts.
Bob worked 33 years for the Shell Oil Co., having transferred several times. He retired from Shell in 1987, as the Director in Charge of Worldwide Construction in Shell’s Houston Corporate offices.
Bob used his competitive athletic spirit to nationally compete in trap shooting contests, having won multiple trophies.
Over his trap shooting career, Bob shot over 200,000 registered targets; a feat not easily attained.
He was an active member of The San Antonio Gun Club, San Antonio, Texas. Bob’s ultimate accomplishment was induction into the Texas Trap Shooters Hall of Fame. Bob’s passion was trap shooting, his family, and the many friends he engaged at several gun clubs in Texas and Arizona. In honor of Bob, The San Antonio Gun Club will host the Bob Roberts Memorial Trap Shoot from May 19 to May 21,2023.
During the active 90 years he lived, Bob Roberts never met a stranger. In addition to his trap shooting interests, he flew many solo flights in his home-made aircraft and other aviation equipment. He had a wonderful memory, and loved to tell his stories to any who would listen. He was an honest man and a Child of God, regularly attending University United Methodist Church with his wife, Joyce.
A memorial service and a following inurnment will be held at 10:00 A.M. on May 22, 2023 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Parkway, San Antonio, TX. 78209.
The family is grateful for Aleda and Florian Negro, and Alamo Hospice, who provided such loving care for Bob in his final days. Thank you for being angels in a time of need!
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a Bob Roberts memorial contribution to your religious organization or to your favorite charity.