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Jerry E Roberson

January 4, 1938 July 29, 2018
Jerry E Roberson
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Obituary for Jerry E Roberson

Jerry E. Roberson, 80, of Tulsa, OK, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Broken Arrow, OK. Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Dighton-Moore Funeral Service of Owasso, OK.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held 10:30AM Monday, August 6, 2018, at Eastland Assembly of God in Tulsa. Rev. Dr. Marvin Kilgore, Rev. Romon Phillips, and Rev. Bob Alsup will officiate. Interment will follow at 2:30PM at Nowata Memorial Cemetery in Nowata, OK. Visitation will be 1:00PM to 8:00PM Sunday, August, 5, 2018, at Dighton-Moore Funeral Service. Family will greet guests from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Pallbearers will be Larry McGehee, Chris Rose, Jim Hineline, Keith Garoutte, Ray McMillen, and Jack Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Danny Talbot, Hoyt Wesson, Rev. Keith Millis, and Clayton Marrs.

Jerry was born January 4, 1938, in Nowata, OK, to Jesse and Josephine (Handy) Roberson. He grew up in Nowata and graduated from Nowata High School in 1956. As a young boy, he worked a paper route for Nowata Daily Star, helped local farmers bail hay, and worked in his family’s neighborhood grocery store. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from Northeastern State College in 1961. Then, on July 12, 1963, he married the love of his life, Barbara Fielding, at First Assembly of God in Bartlesville, OK. He was a tribal member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

With a professional career spanning nearly 56 years, Jerry worked as a draftsman in the development of technical drawings and plans at companies in Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry, including Phillips, Cities Service / Oxy, and Sunoco / Holly-Frontier. He greatly enjoyed helping organize annual reunions for Cities Service / Oxy retirees.

Jerry and Barbara started attending Eastland Assembly of God when the church was just six months old. He spent many, many hours helping build the original church building and with other projects around the church. He played trumpet, sang in the choir, taught the third-grade boys Sunday school class, and served as superintendent of the Primary Sunday School Department, all while at Eastland Assembly.

Jerry was proud of his little family and especially his son, Jerry Donn. He would beam with pride and always spoke so lovingly of his son. He devoted his life to being the best father anyone could ever have. He taught him the ways of God, and encouraged him to always be committed and faithful to God in everything he did.

His love and dedication to Christ was noticeable in about everything he did. He walked the walk and talked the talk. At a young age, Jerry’s twin sister, Janet, who went to First Baptist Church in Nowata, asked him to go to Sunday school with her. This act of faithfulness began for Jerry a 54-year achievement of never missing a Sunday at the churches he attended. For the past few years, he has been active at Restoration Church in Tulsa.

Jerry was responsible for starting the local chapter of Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) in 1975 where he served as President, Vice-President, and Treasurer over the years and also helped organize state rallies in Oklahoma. He held CMA membership # 276 out of thousands of members all over the world. He has received numerous acknowledgements and honors from CMA, ABATE, and Retreads for his service and contributions to motorcyclists. Jerry always looked forward to the Saturday breakfasts with his motorcycle buddies and the special road trips with the CMA, ABATE, and Retreads groups.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Barbara of the home; son, Jerry Donn of Seattle, WA; three sisters, Juanita Wesson and husband Hoyt of Nowata, OK, Jayna Shepherd and husband Gerald of Linwood, KS, and Jennifer Moss and husband Chuck of Potterville, MO; and his trusted canine buddy, G.B. (Good Boy); along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Jo; three sisters, Jacqueline Orban, Jeanne Hartwig, and twin sister Janet Marrs; and one infant brother.
Memorial donations may be made to Christian Motorcyclists Association (“Run for the Son” fundraiser for world missions) or to Nowata County Historical Society in c/o Dighton-Moore Funeral Service, 116 N. Main St, Owasso, OK, 74055.

Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dightonmoore.com


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Visitation

Friday

3

Aug

9:00 AM 8/3/2018 9:00:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8/3/2018 5:00:00 PM
Dighton-Moore Funeral Service

116 North Main St.
Owasso, OK 74055

Dighton-Moore Funeral Service
116 North Main St. Owasso 74055 OK
United States

Visitation

Sunday

5

Aug

1:00 PM 8/5/2018 1:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/5/2018 8:00:00 PM
Dighton-Moore Funeral Service

116 North Main St.
Owasso, OK 74055

Dighton-Moore Funeral Service
116 North Main St. Owasso 74055 OK
United States

family will receive guests

Sunday

5

Aug

4:00 PM 8/5/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 8/5/2018 6:00:00 PM
Dighton-Moore Funeral Service

116 North Main St.
Owasso, OK 74055

Dighton-Moore Funeral Service
116 North Main St. Owasso 74055 OK
United States

Service

Monday

6

Aug

10:30 AM 8/6/2018 10:30:00 AM
Eastland Assembly

12310 E 21st St,
Tulsa, , Oklahoma 74129

Eastland Assembly
12310 E 21st St, Tulsa, 74129 Oklahoma
United States

interment

Monday

6

Aug

2:30 PM 8/6/2018 2:30:00 PM
Nowata Memorial Cemetery

1019 S Pecan St,
Nowata, , Oklahoma 74048

Family Plot is on Soutwest Corner of the Cemetery.

Nowata Memorial Cemetery
1019 S Pecan St, Nowata, 74048 Oklahoma
United States
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