Billy Ray Roberts



Billy Ray Roberts, 72, recently of Shreveport, Louisiana, formerly of Joaquin, Texas, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Long officiating.  Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.
Mr. Roberts was born February 17, 1944, in Nacogdoches, to Waymond Dail Roberts and Willie Gay Lewis Roberts. He graduated from Joaquin High School and was a proud member of the class of 1962. Mr. Roberts proudly served his country in the United States Army. On November 20, 1970, He married Sharon Brown Roberts of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. They shared 46 wonderful years together. Mr. Roberts began his career primarily in sales, focusing on growing the family syrup business, which he did for many years. His occupation led him into industrial, pharmaceutical and oil field supplies sales for much of his life. Throughout his years of sales travel, he made many friendships that endured throughout time. Mr. Roberts loved and cherished his wife, children and grandchildren. As a loving husband and father, his life was centered around spending time with his family. He was a follower of Christ and member of First Baptist Church of Haslam.  
He is survived by
Wife: Sharon Brown Roberts of Shreveport, Louisiana
Daughter: Melody Roberts Volentine of Jennings, Louisiana
Blake Roberts and wife, Sherry, of Bullard, Texas
Cail Roberts and wife, Melissa, of Burleson, Texas
Josh Ogletree
Cory Ogletree
Bryce Roberts
Kenzi Roberts
Rylie Roberts
Ryan Roberts
Brother-in-law: Jerry Green of Timpson, Texas
Shane Green
Cade Green 
Cole Green 
Rowdy Green
Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Parents: Waymond Dail Roberts and Willie Gay Lewis Roberts
Sister: Virginia Dail Roberts Green


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