Ronald Roberts passed away March 30, 2008 at UTMB Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1942 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Jackie and Grady Roberts who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Hazel Roberts Wilson.
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He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Linda Gorton Roberts of Galveston; his daughter Shelby Roberts Sustala and husband Chris of League City; his son Jeffrey Roberts of Galveston; his brothers Wildon Roberts and wife Eva of La Marque Texas, Jimmy Roberts and wife Peggy of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and sister Claudia Culpepper of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and, his grandchildren Cameron Allen Sustala and Delaney Malinda Sustala.
Ronald’s family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Thursday, April 3rd, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will begin at 7:00 pm.
Ronald was a Jack-Of-All-Trades who was known for his dedication to perfection. He shared his talents with both family and friends and took pride in his ability to please. He also enjoyed preparing wonderful meals to bring together his family and friends. He loved music, gardening, and practical jokes. Mostly, he loved his family, to whom he devoted his life. In his younger years, he loved boating and enjoyed water skiing, fishing and crabbing.
Ronald attended Ball High School and the University of Houston, majoring in biology. He began his career at UTMB in the department of Microbiology. He then moved into the chemical industry and worked for Monsanto in Texas City as a Lab Analyst. He then moved to the Monsanto plant (now owned by Solutia, Inc) in Alvin Texas, where he was working at the time of his death, as a Sr. Lab Technician. He provided general analytical support for the various businesses located on the plant site. He specialized in X-ray Spectrometry Techniques and Gas Chromatography. There, he was known and respected for the meticulous quality of his work.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ted Flick, John Marschall, J. Whipple Gunn, Glen Roberts, Dennis Roberts, Carl Hill, Chris Barratt, John Culpepper, Joel Culpepper, Manuel Galindo, and Clifton Cridland Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Society of Progressive Supranuculear Palsy (PSP) the American Cancer Society, or the Charity of your choice.
Ronald will be sorely missed by all, but he would want us to always remember these words, as the song says…. "I did it my way!"