(March 21, 1936 - April 29 2018)
Claude Wesley Roberts III, age 82, of Palmetto Bay, Florida, our devoted husband, brother, father,
grandfather, and friend left us to be with the Lord in Heaven on Sunday morning April 29, 2018. He is
welcomed by Jesus, his Savior, as well as family and friends that proceeded him.
Born in Dallas, Texas on March 21, 1936, Wes was a proud graduate of Virginia Military Institute (VMI) class of 1958, a US Army 1st Lieutenant paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, a Military Police of?cer and a Special Agent with the FBI for 33 years. Wes retired from the FBI on March 31, 1993. He was a devout Christian, church leader and founding member at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Miami, Florida and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lexington, Virginia. His fondness for country life led to the purchase of Estherbrook, a 50-acre homestead near his college town of Lexington where he and his wife spent many summer months after retirement.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Dr. Annemarie Roberts, his sister Nancy Roberts Taylor of Los
Angeles, California, his children: John Wesley Roberts and wife Tammy of Deltona, Florida, David Wayne
Roberts and wife Diane of Little Rock, Arkansas, Cheryl Roberts Bemis and husband Andrew of Richmond, Virginia. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Stephanie Roberts Matson, Alex Madison Roberts, Michael Bemis, Blake Bemis and Cameron Bemis, all of whom he often shared his pride in with others.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 17700 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, Florida. Wes's ashes will be interred in the St. Thomas Columbarium, designed by his son David, at a later date. An online guest book administered by Stanfill Funeral Home may be found at www.stanfillfh.com .
Donations in Wes' memory may be made to St. Thomas Lutheran Church 17700 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157; to the VMI Foundation, P.O. Box 932, Lexington, VA, to Parkinson's Research, or to any of the Veteran's groups which serve our military veterans. His life on earth was blessed by our Lord God, and Jesus has called him home and blessed him with everlasting life.