Roberts, William Ray

Longtime Chattanooga Resident Retired From Mueller Company

Monday, October 1, 2012
Ray Roberts
Ray Roberts

William Ray Roberts, 77, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2012, in a local hospital.  

He was a resident of Chattanooga for over 50 years and was a member of First Baptist Church, Golden Gateway.  Mr. Roberts was employed by Mueller Company for many years.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Roberts Hoback.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Frances Elizabeth Roberts; daughter, Debbie Hixson of Chattanooga; and son, Bill (Gretchen) Roberts of Chattanooga; three grandchildren:  David Foster Hixson, Brittany Roberts and Samantha Roberts; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.  Interment will be private. 

The family will receive friends after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423 877-3524.   

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