Forrest Coy Roberts, 88

Forrest Coy Roberts, 88, of Brownwood, a lifelong resident of the Fife community until 1965 and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, died Friday, May 18 at the VA Hospital in Kerrville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21 at the Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Brady, the Rev. Richard Evans, conducting. Burial was in Fife Cemetery. Born Dec. 4, 1912, in Fife, he was the son of Robert Lee and Nora Belle Adams Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a stock farmer and cowboy rancher. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service. He married Mary Mullins on June 22, 1946, in Brady. A Pentecostal, he attended the Brady Gospel Church. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid gardener. Survivors include his wife, Mary, of Brownwood; a son, Pete Roberts, and his wife, Ladena, of Mercury; a brother, Henry (H.D.) Roberts and his wife, Novella, of Fife; a sister, Lillian Fagle and her husband, John, of Kermit; four grandchildren, Jeffery Roberts, Jody Roberts, Bobbie Lee Roberts and Tracey Goff; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters.

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