Originally Published: June 16, 2011 9:57 p.m.
Charles "Chuck" Roberts Jr., 91, of West, Texas, passed away quietly Monday evening, June 13, 2011, at his residence.
Military graveside services will be 9:45 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, at Aderhold Funeral Home in West, Texas. A memorial service will be Saturday at the Latter-day Saints Chapel in Flower Mound, Texas.
Chuck was born March 11, 1920, in San Bernardino, Calif., the son of Charles Roberts Sr. and Leona (Brundege) Roberts. He moved to Arizona at an early age and spent most of his life there. Chuck attended school in San Bernardino and Phoenix, Ariz. On Sept. 17, 1966, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Windham in Ash Fork, Ariz. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII serving in special services on Saipan. Chuck managed movie theatres for Long Enterprises in Superior, Ariz., and Wehrenberg Theatres in Prescott, Ariz. He also managed newspaper operations at the Prescott Courier for a number of years and published the Prescott Valley Progress. He enjoyed fishing, camping and electronics. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Chuck was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was also a member of the Lions Club and Historical Society in Superior, Ariz.
Chuck is preceded in death by his parents; a beloved stepson, John Jenkins; and a sister, Bernice Owen.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Dorothy Roberts of West; two sons, Gary Roberts and wife Jane of Mesa, Ariz., and Glen Roberts and wife Susan of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one daughter, Joan Cole and husband Gary of Flower Mound; two stepsons, Brad Jenkins of Prescott and David Jenkins and wife Cindy Wren of Flagstaff, Ariz.; three stepdaughters, Emily Jenkins and husband Jim Mathews of Sun City, Ariz., Evelyn Rankin and husband Steve of West, and Calette Ihrman and husband Ted of China Valley, Ariz.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Roberts, Gary Cole, Steve Rankin, Gary Roberts, Brad Jenkins, David Jenkins, Jason Reed and John Jenkins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to Texas Home Health Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
You are invited to share your thoughts and memories about Chuck at www.aderholdfuneralhome.com.
Aderhold Funeral Home in West is in charge of arrangements.
Information provided by survivors.