Ronald Roberts, Sr.


May 6, 1940 – March 30, 2015 (Age 74)

Ronald Roberts, Sr. was born in Saint Louis, Missouri and graduated from Vashon High School. He was a man of faith who was baptized at an early age.  He was devoted to Christianity and looked forward to his weekly bible study with his wife (Louise Roberts) and brother & sister-in-law (James & Karen Jackson).

Ronnie was a man of very few words, but profound expression.  His presence often left a lasting impression upon others.  He was a man of great character, confident, resilient and possessed undeniable quiet strength.  His love for family was the driving force behind all of his endeavors.

He retired from Chrysler after 33 years of service where he was an active member of the union and held an elected position for many years.  Ronnie was a firm believer in the importance of property ownership, so after his retirement with Chrysler, he formed a partnership with his son, Ronald, Jr., to pursue real estate developments in the Saint Louis area.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Louise Roberts; two daughters – Gwen (Chester) & Renee (Anthony); two sons – Ronald, Jr. (Myisha) & Jarrett; three grand-daughters – Tracey (Richie), Ashley & Taylor; four grandsons – Sean, Ronald, Asa & Ashton; and many siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he loved dearly.

(Funeral Program: Ronald Roberts, Sr.)