Rokki Roberts Obituary
 
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Rokki Ford Roberts

November 26, 1946 - July 13, 2014
Obituary

Rokki Ford Roberts, 67, of Houston, TX, passed away on Sunday, the 13th of July 2014, doing what he loved, flying his glider. He was born on the 26th of November 1946, in Cameron, Texas, the son of Henry Ford Roberts and Virginia Leath Roberts. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1970 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1972 from the University of Houston and practiced law in Houston until his retirement in 2007. He was a United States Army veteran having served his country in the 4th Infantry in Vietnam in 1967. He was a gifted and avid pilot and enjoyed flying his sailplane and Carbon Cub airplane. He received both his...
Rokki Ford Roberts, 67, of Houston, TX, passed away on Sunday, the 13th of July 2014, doing what he loved, flying his glider.

He was born on the 26th of November 1946, in Cameron, Texas, the son of Henry Ford Roberts and Virginia Leath Roberts.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1970 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1972 from the University of Houston and practiced law in Houston until his retirement in 2007.

He was a United States Army veteran having served his country in the 4th Infantry in Vietnam in 1967.

He was a gifted and avid pilot and enjoyed flying his sailplane and Carbon Cub airplane. He received both his private pilot's license and glider license in 1971. He was an accomplished cross country glider pilot having flown numerous 500 kilometer flights and was working toward his 1,000 kilometer flight. He had received both his Silver and Diamond Glider Badges and was a past National Champion in motor gliders.

He loved and supported his University of Houston Cougars, rarely missing a football game, whether at home or away.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Ford Roberts, Aunts Pearl Dreyer, Stacy Robertson Young, and Kathryn Belman. Rokki was a very loving husband and is survived by his adoring wife, Kathy Hager Roberts; mother, Virginia "Ginger" Leath Coccaro of San Antonio; sister, Faith Roberts Kellar of San Antonio; brother, Frank Isaac and wife, Alice Ann of Union, Washington; niece, Gay Nord and husband Stan of San Antonio; nephew, Drew Kellar; wife,Heather and daughters, Olivia and Amelia of New Braunfels. He is survived by brother and sister in laws, Sue Stewart and Dewayne Phillips, Kim and Bobby Howard, all of Haskell, and Stanley and Brenda Hager of Weinert. He is also survived by his lifelong friends, John Craig Wallace of Cameron, Kathy Gann of Richmond, David Coggins of Pasadena, Al Heath of Katy, and many other friends and family.

There will be no services.

In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Rokki's memory may be directed to the Greater Houston Soaring Association, 13999 FM 1887, Hempstead, TX 77445; or the University of Houston, c/o Cougar Pride, 3100 Cullen Blvd., Suite 2400, Houston, TX 77204.

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