CHRIS BUTLER ROBERTS, 93, of Wills Point, TX, passed
away on June 14, 2013. Burial was at White Rose Cemetery
in Willas Point.
Chris Roberts was born May 12, 1920, in Benton County,
AR, to the late John Albert Roberts and Nell Langham
Roberts. He married Viola Beltz and they later divorced.
Chris served his country in the United States Navy from
1938 to 1945, and served in World War II. Upon returning
home he found employment with Westinghouse Jet Engine
Division and then with AT&T, as a tool and dye maker.
His employment with AT&T took him to several different
cities, eventually settling in Garland. Chris retired
in 1984, and moved to Wills Point to live near his
daughter. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member
of the Wills Point Masonic Lodge. He was also a member
of the Brandon Carroll Society, the Telephone Pioneers
of America, the National Rifle Association, and Seven
Oaks Baptist Church in Wills Point.
Chris is preceded in death by his parents, as well as
a son, Chris C. Roberts; sister, Doris Bailey; and half-
brothers, Herman Roberts and Rick Beltz.
At the time of his death, he was survived by a his daughter,
Lois “CiCi” Fletcher of Fruitvale; grandchildren, Tina
Burggess, Russell Harbert, Molina Steffey and Delaney
Wagerle; several great-grandchildren and many other
relatives and friends.