James Ray Roberson

James Ray Roberson

April 18, 1943 – October 20, 2020Roberson, James folder pic


James was born April 18, 1943 in Stephenville, Texas. He passed away October 20, 2020 at the Hospice House in Oklahoma City, OK due to cancer. He married Janet Northup on June 11, 1994 in Taylorville, Oklahoma. James graduated from Texas Tech with a Master’s Degree in Science. James started in the dairy industry when he was 16. He worked for Triangle Cheese, Bordens, USDA, HEB Food Stores, Randolph’s Consulting & Hiland Dairy. He coached youth baseball for 15+ years in San Antonio, TX. He played softball into his 50’s. He enjoyed golf, basketball, football, gardening & yardwork, darts & shuffleboard and working on old pick up trucks. He is survived by his wife, Janet Roberson of Edmond, OK, children Don Roberson of Rock Hill, SC, Drew Roberson of Stephenville, TX, grandchildren, James, Jackson, Judge, and Reid Roberson, step-brothers, Cecil Beasley and wife, Wiley Beasley and wife, Lonnie Beasley, niece, Paula & Dana Thomas of Fort Worth, nephew, Randy & Glenda Roberson of Lubbock, TX, step children, Jeff & Pam Northup of Guthrie, Keith & Keely Northup of Guthrie, Becky Burton of Guthrie, step grandchildren, Amber & Heath Ranck, Holly & Bruce Doane, Mason Northup, Myka Burton step great grandchildren, Xander Garcia, Renley & Ryken Ranck & River Doane. He is preceded in death by his parents, Crinty & Erma Nell Roberson, brother, Billy Joe Roberson, sister-in-law, Doris Roberson and grandson, Ryan Roberson.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020, at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to health regulations.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

11 thoughts on “James Ray Roberson”

  1. Worked with/for James 15 years at Hiland Chandler. Man taught me a lot, and I will miss his brass, “tell it like it is” demeanor. Prayers for him and his family at this time. Rest in peace James, and I won’t forget ya…

  2. Caroline Stolhand

    I worked with James for many many years. I am going to miss him so much. I had nothing but respect and genuine affection for him. You never had to wonder where you stood with him – he was more than willing to tell you 🙂

    RIP James

  3. Memories — Memories — Memories
    “Snooky”, my brothers and me killing and dressing the chickens for the freezer out in the farm area of Mama Bowie & George. Prayers to the family. Another family member to say good bye to. Love all of you,

    Mary Weadon Dias & Dan Dias

  4. Sheila Pritchett

    I worked with James at Hiland for many years. He was like family to us. Prayers for his family as well as our work family at this most difficult time. We will all miss him so much.

    RIP-James <3

  5. Barry Beaman

    James knew my father and our family for many years. When I joined Hiland, I had the opportunity to get to know him much better. He has helped me understand the plant process and all the opportunities that come with it. He is well known as a dependable industry leader and we all will miss him going forward. I also realize he was a mentor to many and they will continue to represent him in the future. Rest in peace my friend and God be with you & your family / friends.

  6. Scott Friedeck

    James was my neighbor across the street when I was a kid. That’s how I met his son Drew who has been one of my best friends my entire life. James was a great neighbor to have growing up. Always friendly and encouraging and fun to be around. I have very fond memories of James. He was a great man.

  7. James and I met when we both had children at the Northwest YMCA in San Antonio, Texas. The year was 1970. We both had boys in the Y programs. As we progressed through our years with the boys in sports we learned a lot about each other and our families. The one thing I learned about Jim is that he definitely had an opinion as it related to sports. He showed a great deal of consideration toward me and my opinion as it related to a number of things as we grew to know each other. If there was one thing I always believed is that Jim had my back at all times and I had his. The number of thing that stands out when I think about Jim is he had great character, honesty, and always played by the rules. Event though, we were apart in geography, i always believed he would be there for me if i needed him. A TRUE friend that I loved. Rest in peace my friend.

  8. Jeff A. Daniels


    God Bless you & your family!
    I remember many stories you told me about your father. He was good one … See you soon sir …

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