William Ralph Roberts

William “Bill” Ralph Roberts, 87, of McGehee, passed away March 8, 2022 at his home.

He was born July 22, 1934 in Three Creeks, Arkansas to the late Lewis Wade Roberts and Fannie Cottrell Roberts.

Bill loved to fish, hunt, and play softball. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill was a member of Arkansas City Baptist Church.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Jewell “Beth” Roberts.

He is survived by his son, Scott (Leigh Ann) Roberts of Monticello; daughters, JoBeth (Ted) Selby of Portland and Libby Dodson of Wilmar; sisters-in-law, Kathy Matthews Kolb of Lake Village and Dottie Roberts of Pittsburg, Missouri; grandchildren, Roxanne Hoover, Michael (Suzanna) Dodson, Bailey (Samm) Golden, Will (Allie) Dodson, Billy (Angela) Roberts and Erin (Scott) Jones; great-grandchildren, Cayden Dodson, Addi Boothe, Maverick and Weston Golden, Ellis Jones, Makalyn Dodson and Aubrey Huante and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at Arkansas City Baptist Church in Arkansas City with Rev. Rick Miller officiating. Please remember to be observant of Covid-19 safety precautions.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 or Arkansas City Baptist Church, P.O. Box 459, Arkansas City, AR 71630.