U.S. Army veteran Sequoyah “Chief” Roberts (Seq.
7th grade 1947), of Wilburton, OK
died Monday, July 13, 2015 in Hugo at the age of 83.
Sequoyah was born September 10, 1931 in Hominy, OK to
Samuel and Maude (Beaver) Roberts.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1950 and
served during the Korean War. He worked as a paint and
body repairman. Sequoyah loved to play bingo, go
fishing and metal detecting/treasure hunting. He was a
lifetime member of the VFW Post #3649 and the Vice
Post Commander from 1999 – 2001. He also enjoyed his
friends at the Choctaw Nation Senior Citizen Center.
He is survived by his daughter,
Melissa Reich and Jay of Wright City; daughter, Betty
Ann Lares of Denver, CO; sons, Edwon Roberts of
Denver, CO, Jimmy Lee Roberts of Denver, CO and Samuel
Lee Roberts of Thomas; grandchildren: Mick Reich of
Tulsa; Mia Reich and Jace Reich both of Wright City;
brother Herman Henderson of Tulsa and sister-in-law,
Arlene Roberts of Fairfield, IA and other family and
Sequoyah was preceded in death by
his parents; and sons, Lawrence Roberts and Howard
A Graveside Funeral Service will be
held 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2015 at Damon
Cemetery, Damon Community, Oklahoma with Pastor Ralph
Adcock officiating. Interment will follow.