Rev. A.'s Story
Rev. A. Frank Roberson of the Boswell Community in Walker County was welcomed into the waiting arms of his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ in the early morning hours of June 6, 2018. He was 88.
Known to many of his friends and family as Preacher, Roberson was a retired Baptist pastor who had served in the ministry for 54 years. His pastorates included Pin Oak Baptist in Cleveland, Calvary Baptist in Huntsville, 1st Baptist in Quitaque, Texas Avenue Baptist in League City, Bullard Southern Baptist in Bullard, Trinity Baptist in Willis & Center Hill Baptist in Oakhurst. Early in his ministry he served as associate pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Baytown.
Through Gods grace, Preacher was able to lead many to Jesus Christ, and served his congregations with compassion and Divinely led encouragement and forbearance. He deeply loved his Lord, his family and his country.
Preacher was born Feb. 6, 1930 in Clay County, Ala., to James Henry Sam & Audra Ethel Scarborough Roberson. He was the youngest son in a family of 9 children, and was the final one of the family to be called home to his Maker. He was pre-deceased by his parents, as well as his brothers Jack, James & Gerald and his sisters Louise, Ruby, Barbara, Doris & Mary Ann - an infant son, Kirby a daughter-in-law Dorothy Cowart Roberson and his in-laws Clyde & Edna Coward Colburn.
Preacher is survived by his wife of 67 years Maxine Colburn Roberson of Boswell, daughter Vanna Kay Walker & husband Jimmy of McQueeney, son C.N. Kooter Roberson & wife Rebecca of Huntsville, and son Jack Frank Roberson & wife Amy of Dallas. He is also survived by grandchildren James Pike Walker Jr. of McQueeney, Justin Grant Walker of San Antonio, Jordan Emily Walker of Austin, Jacob Marshall Roberson of Cypress, Allison Christine Ozols of Dallas, and Samuel Franklin Murdock Roberson of Poplarville, Miss. - along with 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preacher was also a U.S. military veteran - having spent time as a member of the U.S. Army following World War II. He also worked for Humble Oil & Refining Company in Baytown, K-P Oil Company in Conroe and the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District in Baytown.
A graduate of Galena Park High School, Preacher also attended Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville and earned his A.A. from Lee College in Baytown. He also studied at Southwestern Theological Seminary of Houston.
Visitation is scheduled for 6-8pm Friday, June 8 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 Normal Park in Huntsville. Funeral services are set for 2pm Saturday, June 9 at 1st Baptist Church, 460 Fisher Street in New Waverly. A private interment will follow at Boswell Cemetery.
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Behold, now I know that the one who often comes our way is a holy man of God. 2 Kings 4:19
Published on June 6, 2018