Gene B Roberts Sr.
December 4, 1935  -  April 22, 2018

Gene B Roberts Sr.

Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home Chapel
201 N 4th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
10 am to 7 pm
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HunsakerWooten Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. 4th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
9 am to 2 pm
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
333 S 8th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
7 pm
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
333 S. 8th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Thursday, April 26, 2018
10 am
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Fairfax Cemetery
600 S 8th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
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I served in the Navy.

Gene Boyd Roberts, Sr., lifelong Fairfax resident, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Fairfax Community Hospital, with his family by his side. He was 82.

Born December 4, 1935 in Fairfax, Okla. he was the second son of Kirby M. and Frances Ellen (Tallchief) Roberts. He grew up in Fairfax and received his education in Fairfax schools. He proudly served our country in the Navy from 1956 to 1960.

Gene was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his family. He was a much loved father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather. He worked as a rancher and enjoyed raising both Red and Black Angus cattle. He was an active member of the Fairfax Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Osage Nation. He also enjoyed the martial arts.

On October 8, 1976, Gene married Shirley (Danner) Beard in Pawhuska and gained two step-sons; Albert and Bobby Beard. They made their home in Fairfax until the last several years where they lived on their farm west of town.

Surviving is his loving wife of over 40 years, Shirley of the home; son, Gene and (Rebecca) Roberts, Jr.; two daughters, Shelly Roberts and Terry Roberts; and step-son, Albert Beard. Numerous grandchildren including Corey Lee Roberts, Aslin Russell, Shawn Vincent, Jeremy Thomas, Natalie Hoff, Ryan Stefanelli and Lindsey Roberts; and beloved great-grandchildren as well as a cousin, Nettie and (John) Vickers.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kirby M. Roberts, Jr.; step-son, Bobby Beard and stepmother, Fannie Potts Roberts.

A rosary will be prayed at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 25 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Fairfax with Father Chris Daigle, officiating. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, April 26 also at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal will follow at the Fairfax Cemetery under the care of Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home of Fairfax.

Casket bearers will be Henry Johnston, Dickey Johnston, Clyde Moore, King Bowman, Corey Lee Roberts and Jeremy Thomas. Honorary bearers are Chuck Bush, Hubert Hutchens and Jim Hadlock.

Gene will be remembered for his “happy-go-lucky” attitude in life.

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  1. Jeff & Julie Perry
    Louisville, KY

    As Friends of Terry Roberts, we knew Gene from stories with Terry. We know he was a terrific man and we feel saddened to have heard the news. Our heartfelt love and uplifting prayers to the entire family at this difficult time.

  2. Tracey Hoff
    Prince Frederick, MD

    Our Hearts and Prayers go out to all Family And Friends. He looks very Proud!

  3. Donald & Rose Doughtie
    Fontana, CA

    Aunt Shirley,
    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs, We are so sorry for your loss. I know you are surrounded by much love.

    Love Always
    Donald & Rose Doughtie Jr.

  4. Joe Roby
    Chula Vista, CA

    My payers and thoughts are with Gene's family. Until we meet again in the our GOD's home.

  5. Bill & Karen Shaffer
    fairfax, OK

    sorry for your loss .Gene and I went to school together ,

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  7. Dottie Hensley
    Fairfax, OK

    Dearest Shirley, If there is anything at all I can do for you, please call me! I am so very sorry for your loss. Sundays won't be the same without Gene. Lots of love and prayers are on the way.

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