Duke King Roberts

March 28, 1963May 3, 2010

Duke King Roberts lost his life tragically on the morning of May 3rd from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Salado, Texas.

Duke was born in Dallas, Texas on March 28, 1963 to Virginia and Bob Roberts. He graduated from R.L. Turner High School in 1981 and was captain of the Swim Team. Duke attended Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and Hawaii Loa College in Honolulu, Hawaii. He owned and managed Duke’s Fast Track Delivery Service for 15 years, among many other entrepreneurial endeavors. Duke married Sharlyn Heatherley in August of 2008 at Bethany Christian Church in Dallas where they were active members of the church family. In his twenty-three years as a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous, Duke helped countless people and was always serving others. Duke never met a stranger… everyone loved him… once you met Duke, you never forgot him! He had a love for traveling, hiking and volunteering for such causes as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Stem Cell Research, AA, Al-Alon, and other 12-Step programs. Duke also spread much joy to his friends by making homemade pecan pies and delivering fresh fruit from around the country.

Duke leaves behind his bride, Sharlyn Roberts, his mother, Virginia Roberts, father, W. Bob Roberts, nephew, Dustin Roberts and countless friends and extended family. Duke was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas Roberts.

Visitation will be held at Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home (733 Dalworth St., Grand Prairie, TX, 75050) Friday evening between 6 and 8 pm. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at 2 pm on Saturday at the Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church (9200 Inwood Rd. at NW Hwy, Dallas, Tx) – Mark Faust, officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bethany Christian Church, Titus, or to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by going to Duke’s Team in Training website:

Arrangements under the direction of Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, Grand Prairie, TX.


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Sandra Mckinzie

July 28, 2012

You are missed

Mark Finn

December 24, 2011

Duke I remember so many visits you made stopping by our family gatherings at Christmas. You are not forgotten this Christmas. RIP Duke we miss you.

Dave Dreiling

July 26, 2011

Going out on the road with Duke! It did not pay much,but man it was fun! I would do it Again! I would of never seen or done some of the things we did with out Duke Leading the way ! Miss you Buddy..

June 21, 2011

To all of Duke's friends and family,
my heart goes out to you, just as Duke always did the same for anyone close to him. I met Duke at Hawaii Loa college where we lived in the same dorm. He was fun and energetic and if you met him you would never forget. Rest in peace Duke, my prayers are with you and your loved ones,
Paul Flanary


May 22, 2011

To all of the Roberts Family,
I knew Duke at Hawaii Loa College. All I can say is we had a ton of fun and then lost touch over the years but he was always a FRIEND I thought of fondly and when I got sober I tried to find him until today. May you all know my prayers and thoughts are with you all. He will always be smiling to me.
Rest in Peace.
Todd R. Merhige

May 19, 2011

Just looking up my old friend and came upon this tragedy.R.I.P.Duke.PaulNewman

shaun anderson

December 2, 2010

R.i.p duke. you really changed my life and helped me out. love you man.

Jeff Hailey

August 20, 2010

Just learned about Duke. He was a great friend and I will always remember our swim team days in high school. I will miss you greatly bud.

Keith Ford

August 18, 2010

Just found out about Duke yesterday. My sincere condolences to the family. I met Duke in 1995, and he was always a great friend. He was always the first to step forward, and offer anyone a helping hand. He helped me out many times. We traveled all over America, met many interesting people, saw amazing sights, and learned a lot about life together. He always had a constant dedication to his family, friends, and charities. He was the hardest working man, that I think I ever met. He will be greatly missed by many. RIP Duke

Vanessa Kastner

June 17, 2010

Our dearest brother Duke~ We will miss you tremendously and the way you shared your aloha with all of us. Your smile and the way you lived your life will forever be etched on our hearts... your friendship is a precious gift that we will always cherish. E ho'omaha me ka maluhia. Aloha nui loa, Brother. We love you~
Eric, Vanessa and Girls