Tom B. Roberts

November 16, 1930February 19, 2018

Tom B. Roberts died peacefully in his Houston assisted living home on Monday, February 19, 2018. He was born on November 16, 1930 in Nacogdoches, Texas to parents Thomas B. Roberts, Jr. and Eunice Richey Roberts. Tom was raised in San Augustine, TX and graduated from San Augustine High School in 1948. He went on to graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry and in 1962 with a Master of Education in School Administration.

In the Fall of 1952 Tom began his teaching career in the Sheldon Independent School District where he met his wife of 41 years in 1954 while teaching at C. E. King High School. He and Margie later went on to teach in the East and Mount Houston Independent School District. Tom later began teaching for the Houston Independent School District at the San Jacinto High School and Barbara Jordan High School for Careers. After retiring from teaching in 1988, he and Margie spent their time with their grandchildren and traveling throughout the United States.

Tom devoted 20 years to leadership roles to Boy Scouts of America and Troup 625 here in Houston. He was also an avid outdoorsman and history buff. He and his friends spent several weeks each summer camping, hiking and searching for obscure historical sites throughout the West and Midwestern United States.

Tom was baptized into the Baptist church at an early age and was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Augustine for many years.

He is preceded in death by his wife Marjorie H. Roberts and his parents Tom and Eunice Roberts. He is survived by his son John H. Roberts, Sr. and wife Lori, daughter Gail Roberts McGuire, granddaughters Trisha Roberts and fiancé Chris Cooper, Shawna Underwood and husband Clint, Kristina Thornton and husband Ryan and grandson John H. Roberts, Jr. and wife Allison, his great-grandchildren Collin Christen, Christopher Thornton, Jade-Avery Thornton, Case Underwood and Cannon Underwood.

Visitation with the family was held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, where services began at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Interment was held in Capital Gardens Cemetery, Pflugerville, Texas.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tom B. Roberts

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neal murphy

February 21, 2018

Tommy Roberts was a kind, humble man who overcame many disabilities in his life. He called us a couple of years ago and asked us to pray for him with his illness. We were honored to do so.May God comfort and bless his family. Neal and Clara Murphy, San Augustine, Texas

Dusty Rhodes

February 21, 2018

So sad to hear about the passing of my good friend in San Augustine, Tx.
In spite of his physical disabilities he was always upbeat and ready to laugh.
I've missed seeing Tom since he moved out of town here.
Prayers for his family, I know he will be greatly missed. God Bless.

Debbie Roberts

February 19, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.