Rila Roberds, 57, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 in Brownwood.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Heritage Funeral Home with interment to follow at Varga Chapel Cemetery.
Rila was born to Ervin “Bud” and Wanda (Till) Roberds on Nov. 20, 1959 in Brady. Rila graduated from Richland Springs and went on to graduate from Angelo State University with a Bachelor’s Degree. Although Rila taught some, his passion was ranching. Rila married Brenda Patrick in Bowser on Feb. 14, 1987. Together they had two girls, Toni and Lindsey. He was a member of the Richland Springs School board, Richland Springs Rodeo Association and Elm Grove Fire Department.
Rila always loved history, and was a music buff. He could do anything, whether it be welding, electrical, carpentry, automotive, etc. He never met a stranger, whether it be going down the country road or in a big city, the family always knew why he was late. As one of his neighbors stated, “He truly had a servant’s heart. He put other’s needs ahead of his own and served without recognition. He never told his girls they couldn’t do anything whether it was changing a flat or building a fence. He loved to fish, hunt and help coach kids in sports. Rila was 27 when he married Brenda and she and the girls never doubted his love. He was everyone’s SUPERHERO!”
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; two daughters: Toni Graf and husband Chris of Brown County and Lindsey Roberds of Granbury; mother: Wanda Roberda; one sister: Ranita Richmon and husband Terry of Indian Creek; and three grandchildren: Kaci, Erin and Jaden Graf.
He was preceded in death by his father: Bud Roberds; and grandparents: Sherman and Leona Till and Ervin and Grace Roberds.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Varga Cemetery, Bowser Church or Elm VFD.