Marvin Leonard Roberts
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Marvin Leonard Roberts
  • July 28, 1956 - December 8, 2017
  • Magnolia, Texas

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Marvin Roberts, 61, passed away on December 8, 2017. Marvin grew up in Northeast Houston and attended Smiley High School. After marrying the love of his life, Kathy Ballard, their adventures moved them to several places including Humble, Huffman, Sulphur Springs, Spring and most recently, Magnolia, Texas. He owned his own business, Roberts Machine Tool Service, and was trained and mentored by his father-in-law, Larry Ballard. Marvin had an impeccable reputation with his family, friends and business associates. He cherished his family and had a very special place in his heart for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved all of his many friends from church, work, school, neighbors and camping buddies. Marvin and Kathy had recently discussed selling their home and becoming full time RVer's.

Marvin would want everyone to know that it's important to live your life as a Christian. He often prayed that he would be a good example to others. Marvin was baptized March 7, 1981 by Cody Sargent and attended Fairbanks Church of Christ. When Marvin and Kathy were traveling, they frequently had the opportunity to attend church services in other cities or states and he always enjoyed meeting fellow Christians.

Marvin is survived by his wife of 41 years and best friend, Kathy Roberts, his son, Wes Roberts (wife Stephanie, and children, Tyler, Kinley, Annabelle and Logan), his son, James Wade (wife Julie, and children, Ashley, Madelyn, Devin and Trevor), grandchildren Courtney and Colby Walston, great grandsons, Brantley and Kaysen, his brother, Mark Roberts and family, and his sister, Kathy Crippens and family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy, his parents, Marvin and Betty Roberts and his sister, Sara.