James Donald Roberts
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James Donald Roberts
  • August 14, 1939 - April 13, 2017
  • Texas

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James Donald Roberts, Sr., 77, of Caldwell, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Burleson St. Joseph Manor in Caldwell. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, April 17th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. A graveside service is scheduled for 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 18th at Rest-Ever Memorial Park in Bryan.

James was born August 14, 1939 in Marlin, Texas, the son of James Dallas and Frances Kuyawa Roberts. He was a supervisor in the physical plant at Texas A&M until his retirement. James loved music and although he never played an instrument himself, he put a band together and as a Past President of the Sons of Hermann, he booked the bands that would play at the Sons of Hermann dances. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Frances Koudelka, and a sister, Sue Johnston.

Survivors include his two children, Vickie Beran & husband Dwayne of Caldwell, James D. Roberts, Jr. & wife Lorri of Madisonville; a brother, Alan Koudelka; grandchildren, Colton Beran & wife Kellsie, Dwayne Beran, Jr. & wife Lenae, Heather Beran, Monique Rangel, Jason Rangel, Cathleen Woodall, Victoria Woodall, James Goryews, Ryan Reilly, Michael, Kasey, Chloe, Logan, and Maya; great grandchildren, Katelynn Beran, Addilynn Beran, Kylen Beran, John Earl Eastland, and Lilith Reilly.