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John Lamar Roberson passed away peacefully Monday, November 13, 2017 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler at the age of 88. He was a native of Palestine and had lived in Anderson County most of his life. Lamar was a Christian and had been active in the Churches of Christ for many years serving in numerous roles as teacher, deacon, etc. He was a Mason and a longtime member of the Palestine Masonic Lodge #31. He also had been active in the Palestine Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow and served as President of the Club in 1985-1986, and in the Palestine Chamber of Commerce where he was Chairman of the Red Coats. In 1986, he was recognized by the Texas Forestry Association as "Outstanding Tree Farmer" in the State of Texas. He was currently serving as Vice-President of the Neches Cemetery Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. and Cora Moser Roberson; sisters, Doris Roberson Herbert and Veda Jane Roberson, who died at birth; and the mother of his children, Vonolga Todd Roberson.
Lamar is survived by his wife, Rae Beard Roberson; daughters, Marla Shoulders and Amy Roberson; a son, Jeffrey Roberson; granddaughter, Kimberly Shoulders and great-granddaughter, Alexis Shoulders. He is also survived by his nieces are Linda Adams and Brenda Decker; nephew, David Herbert; stepsons, Roger Carroll and wife Nicole, Brent Carroll and wife Ronda; eight step-grandchildren; and six step great-great grandchildren.
A funeral service for John Lamar Roberson is scheduled at 2 o'clock in the afternoon Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Church of Christ in Frankston. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Neches Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.
Pallbearers will be Lindsey Fouts, Curtis Smith, Dale Howard, David Herbert, Randal Shoulders, and Charles Cummings.
Rather than customary condolences, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Neches Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 201, Neches, TX 75779 or to Hospice of East Texas 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.
Published on November 14, 2017
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