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Tuffy Roberts

December 24, 1925 — April 13, 2016

Carl Edward "Tuffy" Roberts went be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. He passed away at the Memorial Care Center at the age of 90 years, three months and 20 days. He was born on December 24, 1925, in Frederick, Oklahoma, to Earl Almar and Lorene Grace (Boyd) Roberts Sr.   He attended Henderson Consolidated No#3 and graduated from Henderson High School in 1943.  He attended Cameron College until he was drafted into the United States Army.  After he was honorably discharged on September 28, 1945, he returned home to Frederick where he met the love of his life, Anna Lou McCollum on the basketball court at Davidson High School.  They were united in marriage on August 4, 1946, in the First Baptist Church in Frederick.   They moved to Lawton, Oklahoma, where they were charter members of the Trinity Baptist Church.  He attended Cameron College, before going to work at the Fort Sill Civil Service Department of Transportation, where he worked for 33 years until his retirement.   He enjoyed traveling and served as Tour Director for many groups.  He was very active in community.  He was instrumental in organizing a Booster Club at Cameron College to promote athletics. He loved traveling with the teams to all the games and had no trouble “as a fan” visiting with the referees on and off the court.  Tuffy was inducted in the Cameron University Athletic Hall of Fame in February of 2011.  He enjoyed playing golf and got a hole in one during his golfing years.  After his retirement, they built their dream home outside of Cache, where he enjoyed having Terry Bell Horse Farm next door and enjoyed traveling to Ruidoso and Oklahoma City to cheer on their race horses.  In 1998, they moved back home to Frederick, to be close to family and enjoy grandkids and old friends.  He was a member of the Frederick Golf and Country Club and enjoyed playing with his sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren, while reminding them often, “to keep your head down”.  For his 80th Birthday, he enjoyed a trip to Pebble Beach with his sons and grandson but since there was not a birthday party, he organized his own party, an All Day Birthday Celebration” with donuts and biscuits with his famous Blue Ribbon Plum Jelly and then for lunch served his famous Homemade Chili and Hot dogs.  He never met a stranger and loved those hugs.              He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he originally meet his Savior, married his wife, attended services and will have his last service before going home to join his Lord.              He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Treva Martin and Mary Pearl Smith; and three brothers:  Earl Roberts Jr, Billy H. Roberts and David Alan Roberts.             He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Anna Lou Roberts, of the home; two sons: Eddie Mack Roberts and daughter in law Jean, and Doug Brent Roberts, and wife Rita, of Frederick, Oklahoma; two grandchildren:  Amy Haynes and husband, Todd, of Frederick, Oklahoma and Jeremy Roberts and wife, Kelli, of Allen, Texas; four great grandchildren:  Courtney and Bryce Haynes and Gracie and Brooks Roberts; two sisters:  Frances Ridings, of Frederick, Oklahoma and Carolyn Jean Laverty and husband, Mike of Depot Bay, Oregon; two sister in laws:  Ruby Roberts and Vesta Roberts, many nieces, nephews and extended family.               Memorial contributions may be made to the Frederick Golf & Country Club, Drawer E, Frederick, OK 73542; Cameron University, Athletic Department 2800 W. Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505; or the First Baptist Church, 201 E. Grand, Frederick, OK 73542.
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