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Cary was born May 22, 1944 in Lawton, Oklahoma to C.A. and Mildrege (Sullivan) Roberts. He graduated Lawton High School in 1962 and was drafted in 1968 to the US Army where he served in Korea during the Vietnam War.
Cary married Marla (Watson) in 1968 and welcomed his son Jeremy in 1969, son Corbyn in 1975, and his daughter Damon Christine in 1977. Cary graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. Cary spent over 40 years in the oilfield and environmental remediation industries before retiring in 2015.
Cary married Karen "Kay" Stillwell in 2000 where his family and love grew to include Rick, Tina, and Christina. Cary and Kay loved spending time with family and entertaining friends. He always had time to help diagnose a problem with a vehicle, helping wherever needed no matter the task. His desire to collect and re-purpose what most people would discard was second to none.
Since the passing of his wife in 2015 Cary enjoyed traveling with his children on various mini vacations to Branson, Dallas, Tulsa, and Kansas City including the annual hunting trip over the Thanksgiving holiday. He was very involved with the Tuesday night Men's group "Man Talk" at Calvary Church of the Nazarene and always enjoyed meeting new friends. In fact, it can be said that Cary never met a stranger.
Cary was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Rae Roberts; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Richard Damon and Helen Christine Roberts; and wife, Kay Roberts.
Those left to cherish his memory include children, Jeremy and wife Kathryn Roberts of Santa Barbara, CA, Corbyn and wife Cristi Roberts of Little Elm, TX, Damon and husband Brent Herrick of Independence, MO, Rick and wife Kristi Alexander of Tulsa, Tina and husband Wayne Cutter of Crescent, Christy Stillwell of Bethany; siblings, Jay Roberts, of Dallas TX, Raymond & Anny Penny of The Woodlands, TX, Wayne and Cynthia Penny of San Juan Capistrano, CA, Beth & Bernard Leong of The Woodlands TX, Ann and Spencer Matheny of OKC, and Steve Roberts of Stillwater; grandchildren, Kate, Will, Jake, and Caroline Roberts, Mitchell, Michael, and Taylor Herrick, Paige Aasness, Macy Neel, Jennifer Cutter, Alex Cutter, Dustin and Misty Elliott; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Church of the Nazarene, designate Man Talk, 3100 N Rockwell, Bethany OK 73008, phone number (405) 689-7034 or to the Excell Home Health & Hospice, 1200 SW 104th Suite D, Oklahoma City, OK 73139, phone number (405) 631 05-21. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com
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