Willie R Roberts, 92, of Shawnee, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018, at his home.

Willie R Roberts, 92, of Shawnee, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018, at his home.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Shawnee.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Willie was born on Feb. 19, 1926, in Valliant, Oklahoma to John Ballard and James Callie (Mahon) Roberts.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army, serving in Japan in 1946 and 1947.

He married Housten Pearlene Provence on Jan. 5, 1946, in Duquesne, Arkansas.

Willie retired from Tinker AFB, where he worked in aircraft fuel control.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Willie “Donnie” Roberts; two brothers, James E Roberts and Bobby Roberts; and a sister, Juanita Bentley.

Willie is survived by son and daughter-in-law: Dennis and Linda Roberts of Shawnee; daughter and son-in-law: Carolyn and Vernon Hawthorne of Shawnee; daughter-in-law: Sharon Roberts of Shawnee; five grandchildren; Corey and Amy Roberts of Shawnee, Casey and Regina Roberts of Shawnee, Chad and Melissa Roberts of Shawnee, Shelly and Todd Woodward of Shawnee, Shannon and Jeff Pruitt of Meeker; 10 great-grandchildren: Taylor, Gavin and Aubrey Pruitt, Mason and Bradley Woodward, Drew, Darbi, Delaney, Logan, and Connor Roberts, and Lexus Robinson; brother: Raymond Roberts of Valliant; and sister: Lanell Wilcox of Oregon.