Hugh “Gary” Roberts, 82, formerly of La Grange passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.

Gary was born in Ardmore, Okla. to Hugh Gorham Roberts and Edwina (Adams) Roberts. He moved to Houston as a boy and lived most of his life in the Houston area. He attended the University of Oklahoma and also served as a Marine Corp reservist.

Gary was primarily self-employed, spending 50 plus years in antiques and collectibles. He traveled the country buying and selling merchandise, often with his family tagging along. He spent countless hours coaching softball, attending kid sports events and band concerts and playing dad-taxi. He was also an avid Oklahoma Sooner football fan.

Gary is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Denton and husband, Stuart of Sugar Land; his son, Gary II (Little Gary) and his wife, Crystal of Dayton; and sister, Sylvia Larson of Baytown; two grandchildren, Bailey Wood and Chris Roberts.

A graveside service will be held at La Grange City Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter, 240 Svoboda Lane, La Grange, TX 78945.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at Care Inn for the excellent care given to Gary, and the kindness and professionalism they showed.

Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations in La Grange.

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