Charles Ray Roberts died Saturday, Oct. 1. He was 66. Born in Monroe, LA on Oct. 21, 1955, he was the son of the late Dr. William Owens Roberts and Mary Elizabeth Roberts. He was a graduate of East Union Academy and attended Louisiana Tech. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era aboard the USS Lapon SSN- 661 nuclear submarine. He had been a resident of Vicksburg for most of his adult life. He retired in 2010 from Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Moore.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Martha Baughman Roberts; his children: Tiffany Michelle Scallions, Andrew Clarke Penley (Jennifer), and Kevin Charles Roberts, all of Vicksburg; five grandchildren: Blake Scallions, Madison Palmer (Brandon), Olivia Scallions, Mason Penley, and Bella Roberts; his siblings, Janice Hammond of West Monroe, LA, Shirley Langley of Lake Charles, LA, Stacie Hart of Farmerville, LA, and Bill Roberts (Rhonda) of Farmerville, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 AM Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Avenue in Vicksburg. Visitation will be from 5 PM to 7 PM Tuesday October 4, 2022 at the Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 9 AM until the hour of service. Interment will be at 2 PM Wednesday at Culbertson Baptist Church Cemetery in Farmerville, LA. Pallbearers will be Kevin Roberts, Andrew Penley, Blake Scallions, Mason Penley, Hayden Roberts, and McClane Roberts.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Vicksburg location of Jackson Oncology Clinic and Dr. Robert C. Masterson.See a typo? Report it here.