William Winton Roberds II

William  Roberds II

     William Winton Roberds, II passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020. Winton was born June 7, 1958, in Houston, Texas to William (Bill) Roberds and Martha Roberds. 

     Winton had a passion for sailing and spent countless hours on the water. He greatly enjoyed sharing this skill and pastime with his children and friends. He was gifted at all things technical and managed to fix anything and everything for his family. He had a long career as a respected engineer in the petrochemical and oil business and was considered an expert in level measurement. He was especially gifted at making people laugh at moments when they needed it the most.

     Everywhere Winton went he made friends. He will be sincerely missed by many.

     Winton is preceded in death by his first wife, BJ Roberds; his father, Bill Roberds; and his mother-in-law, Patricia Berry. Winton leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 31 years, Becky Roberds; his three children, Tamra Roberds-Roach and her husband David Roberds-Roach, Lillian Roberds, and his son William (Will) Roberds III.  He is also survived by his mother, Martha Roberds, three sisters, Sherry Cecil, Letha Meier, Nanette Goff, his father-in-law and wife, Bill and Vi Berry, his brother-in-law and wife, Michael and Carol Berry, and all of their families, along with a host of other loving extended family members and friends.

     A Memorial Service for Winton will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Rd, Houston, TX 77058. A reception with light hors d’oeuvres will follow the service.

     Those wishing to make donations in Winton’s name may donate to the Neurological Research Foundation to fund research focused on making a difference for brain tumor patients (checks made payable to Neurological Research Foundation and sent to 1656 North Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 c/o David Baskin, M.D.), or Camp Hope (https://www.ptsdusa.org/). The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at the Kenneth R. Peak Brain & Pituitary Treatment Center at Methodist Hospital for all the kindness and loving care they gave to Winton and his family. They were a source of comfort at a difficult time.