Carey Franklin Roberts, 86, of Orange, Texas, passed away on April 9, 2018, in Port Arthur, Texas.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Jay Thomas, of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

 

Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

 

Born in Mangham, Louisiana, on June 23, 1931, he was the son of Carl Franklin Roberts and Laura (Cheek) Roberts. Carey was a faithful member of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. He was involved in many organizations including the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star in Bridge City as a 32nd degree Mason, as well as Shriners. He was a Ham Radio Operator who worked under the call letters of K5SCU. Carey was a very kind, intelligent, and loving man who will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Laura Roberts; son, Daniel Roberts; and 4 siblings.

 

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Betty Jean Roberts; children, Carrie (Sue) Kite and husband Andy, Jeanette Peveto and husband Kenny, and David Roberts and wife Stephanie; daughter-in-law, Ometta Roberts; grandchildren, Kim Waters, Chris Kite, Jennifer Alicia, Crystal Little, Blake Roberts, Derek Roberts, Tyler Roberts, and Brendon Roberts; and 8 great-grandchildren.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Glenn Coggins, Darrel Fountain, Chad Fountain, Frankie Hanks, Marlon Rothrock, and Sam Cunningham. Honorary pallbearers are Harvey Hughes and Carl Busby.