Ted was born in Hayden, NM, to Daniel Tipton & Stella Roberts on October 2, 1920. He graduated from Raton High School in 1938. He attended Eastern NM Junior College in Portales, NM, and Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM, where he met a Louise Bowe (“Bo”). Shortly after they were married, Ted served in the Army for two years during WWII. After the war, he graduated from the University on New Mexico (BBA) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MRE) in Ft. Worth, TX. Ted was Minister of Music for Fruit Avenue Baptist Church (Albuquerque), First Baptist Church Roswell and First Baptist Church Albuquerque, from 1946 to 1965 and started the Music Dept for the Baptist State Convention in 1952. Then Roberts was Minister of Music & Administration for Narbonne Ave Baptist Church in Lomita, CA, for five years. Upon returning to New Mexico, he served as the Business Administrator for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico for 17 years before retiring in 1986. He and Louise moved to The Craig Retirement Center, Amarillo, TX, in 1997, where they have resided since.
Ted is preceded in death by his Father, Daniel Tipton Roberts; Mother, Stella Hauser Roberts; Brother, Daniel Tipton Roberts, Jr.; Sister, Lovell Roberts King; Sister, June Roberts Ward.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Roberts of Amarillo; daughter, Judy Roberts Wood Hooks, her husband, RB; son, Daniel Kay Roberts and his wife, Mary; daughter, Karla Roberts Long, and her husband, Ernest. Grandchildren include: Kimberly Wood Broadhurst; Coy Roberts, Cody Roberts, Kristi Roberts, Andy Luikens, Jamie Luikens Cross; Melany Long Pearce, Austin Long. Ted is also survived by great-grandchildren Garrett Broadhurst, Avonleigh Broadhurst; Coy Roberts, Jr., Camden Roberts; Tipton Roberts, Tyler Roberts, Teagan Roberts; Maria Rosales, Sydnie Rosales, Kaylee Coronado; McKenna Luikens, River Luikens, Fynnlee Luikens; Bryson Cross; Landon Pearce, Carter Pearce, Grady Pearce; Aaron Long, and another expected any day.
Visitation will be held at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Services, 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, TX, 79109 (806-355-8156) on June 20, 2017, at 6:00pm. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at First Baptist Church Amarillo, 1208 Tyler Street, Amarillo, TX, 79101 (806-373-2891) with Dr. Howard Batson, Pastor, officiating. Burial/Interment will follow at San Jon Cemetery in San Jon, NM, at 3:00 pm CT or 2:00 pm MT. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.