OC Mourns Longtime Friend

The Oklahoma Christian community mourns the passing of a dear friend, Bobby Roberson.

Bobby passed away on September 25 at the age of 81. His funeral service was held in OC’s Scott Chapel.

Bobby and his wife of 21 years, OC Life Trustee Millie Prince Roberson, are longtime supporters of Oklahoma Christian. Bobby would fondly recall attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Pat Boone after the school moved to Oklahoma City.

“We give to Oklahoma Christian because we have so many great friends there,” Bobby once said.

Bobby participated on various OC boards and supported Oklahoma Christian in many ways, including a perpetual endowment that will provide scholarships for OC students for generations to come.

Likewise, Millie has supported Oklahoma Christian for decades.

The Prince Engineering Center was made possible by her generosity. It is named in honor of Millie and her late husband, Darryll Prince.

In 2005, Oklahoma Christian presented Bobby with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for his leadership in business and in the community.

His homegrown company began with a $50 loan and grew into a multimillion- dollar conglomerate, ImageNet America.

A U.S. Marine and a veteran of the Korean War, Bobby was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and served as a teacher, deacon and elder. 

Spring 2013

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