William Roberts Obituary

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William Eldon Roberts

October 17, 1918 - February 1, 2013
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William Eldon Roberts, age 94, passed away Friday, February 1, 2013. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2013, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Highway 277 South, Abilene, with Reverend Mike Woodard of Southwest Park Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Texas, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home. William Eldon Roberts was born October 17, 1918 in Garza County, near Post, Texas. He was the son of D.C. and Ola Curry Roberts. He spent 35 years selling mutual funds and life insurance in Post, Midland, Lockney, Houston, and Abilene, Texas. After retiring...
William Eldon Roberts, age 94, passed away Friday, February 1, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2013, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Highway 277 South, Abilene, with Reverend Mike Woodard of Southwest Park Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Texas, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

William Eldon Roberts was born October 17, 1918 in Garza County, near Post, Texas. He was the son of D.C. and Ola Curry Roberts. He spent 35 years selling mutual funds and life insurance in Post, Midland, Lockney, Houston, and Abilene, Texas. After retiring in 1984, he and Eva Lee left Houston and returned to Abilene where they became members of Southwest Park Baptist Church. Eldon and Eva Lee were members of Rose Park Senior Citizens Center for many years, where she was a volunteer hostess. Eldon enjoyed the activities and enjoyed being with friends and family. He moved to Wisteria Place in 2010 and could often be found playing Skipbo with his friends.

Eldon will be buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel, Texas, alongside his wife and daughters.

He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 69 years, Eva Lee Teaff Roberts in 2007; three daughters, Kay Sykora, Sue Clay, and Gaye Morris; his parents, two brothers; and one sister.

Eldon is survived by one daughter, Fern Coldewey and husband, Raymond; son-in-law, James Griffith; seven grandchildren, Dale Morris and wife Carol, Robby Morris and wife Deana, and David Morris, all of Abilene, Dianne Ryan and husband Kevin, of Grand Prairie, Texas, Cynthia Steele and husband Richard, of Austin, Texas, Michael Clay, Susan Collett and husband Tim, of Fairbanks, Alaska; twelve great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ann Adams of Lubbock, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be great-grandchildren, Casey Morris, Marshall Morris, Trent Morris, Travis Morris, Charlee Ann Morris, and Josh Strey.

Eldon requests that memorials be made to Merkel Cemetery Fund, c/o of Rose Hill Cemetery, North 2nd Street, Merkel, Texas 79536 or Hendrick Hospice Care, 1682 Hickory Street, Abilene, Texas 79601.

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