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In the first five years of the SSMC we were fortunate enough to avoid the tragedies that befall many other clubs. At the end of our 5th year, a tragedy struck the club. One of our founding members passed away while riding.
This is a page dedicated to him.

Lt. Col. Jimmy Clayton Roberts
``Oral``

June 3, 1954 – December 19, 2015


Lt. Col. Jimmy Clayton Roberts (retired)
June 3, 1954 – December 19, 2015
Friendswood, TX

Lt. Col. Jimmy Clayton Roberts (retired) 61, of Friendswood, TX died December 19th in a motorcycle accident.
He was born June 3, 1954 in Conway to parents, Lillian Hall and Sgt. Maj. William W. Roberts (retired).
He is survived by his beloved mother, Lillian Roberts of Longs and brother, William Roberts of Raleigh. His dog, Romeo, held a very special place in his heart.
He graduated from USC in 1976 majoring in history. He had a 33 year military distinguished career split between the Air Force and Texas Air National Guard flying OV-10, F-15, F-4, F-16 and Predator drone aircraft. He spent 2 1/2 years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also patrolled the skies over New York City immediately after 9/11.
During his military career, he earned many awards and commendations including:
Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon; Combat Readiness Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon w/1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Force Overseas Service Long Tour Ribbon; Air Force Training Ribbon; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Award; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters; National Defense Medal w/2 service stars; Iraq Campaign Medal w/1 service star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon w/5 Oak Leaf Clusters; Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/1 hourglass device; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon w/1 service star; Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/Gold Border; Texas Medal of Merit; Texas Governor’s Unit Citation w/3 devices; Texas Adjutant Generals Individual Award w/1 device; Texas Faithful Service Medal w/2 devices.
He loved to laugh and lived life passionately giving generously to family and friends. His hobbies included reading, riding his Harley with the Sovereign Souls as Road Captain and spending time with his many friends.
Funeral services will be at Lee Funeral Home on Thursday, December 31, at 1 pm. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Graveside service with Air Force Honor Guard will follow at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River.
A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations and/or contributions may be made to Lone Survivor Foundation, 2636 S Loop West, Ste. 280, Houston, TX 77054.