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James Eddie Roberts, Jr. of De Kalb, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at a local care facility.

He was 92.

James was born November 23, 1930 in Walters, Oklahoma to James Eddie and Mary Estella Campbell Roberts. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a retired Rubber Plant Supervisor for Red River Army Depot.

James was a member of First Baptist Church in De Kalb.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Jean Gowan Roberts; and one brother, Clyde Roberts.

He is survived by five daughters, Blenda Roberts of De Kalb, Texas, Lawana Roberts of De Kalb, Texas, Beth Williams of Tupelo, Mississippi, Karen Purcell of Blossom, Texas, and Serena Roberts of New Boston, Texas; one son, James Roberts of New Boston, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Services were held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 6, 2023 at Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas with Bro. Jimmy Ramsey officiating. Interment followed at Roberts Cemetery in De Kalb, Texas.

Online registration at www.batesfamilyfuneralhome. com.

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