Donald T. Roberson

Donald T. Roberson, 84 years old, husband to his high school sweetheart, Shirely Stroman, for 66 years went to be with his Lord on May 7, 2020. Don was the son of O.C. and Juanita Roberson of San Angelo, Texas. Don leaves the legacy of his beloved family: a son, Mark and his wife Diana Roberson; two daughters, Jill Phillips and Donna and husband, Karl Ingraham. Don’s quiver was full with ten grandchildren he adored: David, Randy, Donny, and Josh McKinney; Matthew and Jayde Roberson, Dan Roberson, Maria and Chris Williams, and Megan Roberson; Jessie and Spencer Brown and Jonah Ingraham. Don’s bonus blessings were his great grandchildren who would light up his life as they entered the room: Nathan McKinney, Emerie and Willow McKinney, Luca Ingraham, Ava Williams, Scarlett Roberson, and two girls on the way, a Brown and a Williams. Don is also survived by a devoted younger sister, Mary Ann Roberson, and brother Bob Roberson and his wife Lucy. 

Don had a very successful and satisfying career of 38 years with Yellow Freight System. The delight of his life was spending time with family and worshiping Jesus at home and at Legacy Christian Church. The family had a wonderful outpouring of love from Companions in Christ Sunday School class as they formed a caravan and drove around the home where the family had all gathered to honor and remember “Pa Pa”.”Well Done… (Matthew 25:23) Don” was the sign in the front yard. There will be a full celebration of Don’s life at Legacy Christian Church, Overland Park, when the church is opened to all who wish to celebrate with us. 

To God Be The Glory!!!


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5 Comments on “Donald T. Roberson”

  1. Jere A. Hanney Says:

    I worked at Yellow’s headquarters from 1972 until 2008 and was honored to have known Don. Like many of the corporate executives of the time, Don exemplified professionalism, class, and dedication. Will miss seeing him at the retired managers’ luncheons. God bless.

  2. John Dvorske Says:

    In November of 1982, I was granted an interview with Don. To my good fortune, this led to a job offer, which I gladly accepted. I was with Yellow until my retirement in 2005. I had many pleasant opportunities to work with Don over those many years. May he rest in peace, and may God bless his family.

  3. Gary Beggs Says:

    Shirley,
    Darla and I have fond memories of that trip to Mexico with you and Don and the YFS leadership team when we launched Yellow Mexicana. Don was was always known as a kind man and true gentleman.

    Prayers for the Roberson family for comfort and the joy of knowing Don is with his maker.

  4. Roamey Lathan Says:

    May good memories give you comfort.

  5. Marilyn Miramonti Says:

    Hi Shirley,

    My memories ‘working with’ Don go all the way back to when your family moved to Hawaii with Star International.

    You have my deepest sympathy!

    Marilyn Miramonti

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