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Johnnie Gayle Roberts

June 23, 1924 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 97)


Graveside service for Johnnie Gayle Roberts will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Faxon Cemetery, Faxon, Oklahoma with Jim Grady officiating. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.  

Johnnie Gayle Roberts was born June 23, 1924 in Faxon, Oklahoma. He graduated from Faxon High School in 1942, and married Gladys Irene Paden on March 27, 1946. She preceded him in death at age 81 in 2004. He died June 2, 2022 in North Richland Hills, Texas, shortly before his 98th birthday.

He was preceded in death by siblings Cora Belle Capshaw, Gladys Smith, Keith Roberts and Georgie Roberts.

Johnnie served in World War II in England as an army medic from 1943 to 1946, then went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University and his Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University.

His heart was in education. He served in Kermit ISD in several different capacities, first as a biology teacher, then high school assistant principal, junior high principal, assistant superintendent and last as superintendent of Kermit schools. He also served as Assistant Executive Secretary for Secondary School Principals in Austin and worked at West Texas Children’s’ Home in Pyote, Texas. He retired in 1984.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Nancy & Joe Koenig, Mary Ann & Jim Grady, and Renee & Gene Hodges, as well as his sister Wanda Martens. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren - Jennifer Newell & husband Todd with daughters Olivia & Julia, Jeffrey Koenig, Michael Koenig, Jessica Mauldin & husband Josh with son Rivers, Rachel Konopka & husband Joe with sons Kaden & James & Austin, Jacob Grady & wife Keri with son Kayden,  Charlie Copeland & wife Kami with children Rylie & Presley, Matthew Copeland & wife Stacy with daughter Reese, Gena Stone & husband Dave with children Ben & Nick & Kenzie, Karis Graham & husband Wes with children Camden & Autumn - all whom he loved much, along with many nieces and nephews.

He loved going to church, spending time with friends, giving to others, cooking and traveling.

He had many friends who loved him; many were there to greet him in heaven.

Donations might be made to Faxon Cemetery Association, 17961 CR NS 242, Chattanooga, OK 73528.

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Graveside Service
June 18, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Faxon Cemetery

Faxon, OK

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