Col. Philip T. Roberts

  • Born: September 28, 1934
  • Died: January 18, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Col. Philip T. Roberts of San Antonio, Texas, died January 18, 2019 age 84. Philip was born in Charleston, SC on September 28, 1934. His parents were Richard C. Roberts and Madelyn Roberts Poulnot. He graduated from Saint James preparatory school in Hagerstown, MD, and then attended the Universities of North Carolina and South Carolina, receiving his BA Degree in 1957. In college he was an active member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was commissioned as a 2d Lieutenant upon graduation, and served for thirty years in the Air Force, retiring as a Colonel. His assignments included pilot training at Luke AFB, AZ; Izmir Turkey as Executive Officer of a missile squadron; Washington DC as Liaison Officer and contract monitor with industry; Vietnam; the USAF Academy in Colorado; Stuttgart, Germany, as Chief of Protocol, European Command; and Randolph AFB, TX as Director of Information Management until his retirement in 1987. Among his decorations are the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with 23 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, national Defense Service Medal, Korea Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the USAF Organizational Excellence Award. He completed Air Command and Staff College in 1972 and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1973. Col. Philip T. Roberts is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jan Willard Roberts, also a native of Charleston, SC. He also leaves his three children, Jan R. Sahut (CT), Philip T. Roberts, Jr. (Dee Dee), and Gayle R. Ward-Conner (Steve), plus seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family will be having an Evening Service at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sending my condolences to the family. May God give you peace and strength during this difficult time. (Ps. 29:11)

Posted by A friend   February 04, 2019

A fine gentleman

Posted by Edward Good    January 31, 2019

Jan, so sorry. I've thought of you very often over the years with fond memories of our times together. Thinking of you and your family now with love. Anna

Posted by Anna Taylor Blythe - Adams Run, SC   January 31, 2019

My love and prayers go out to the family. Col. Roberts was 1st class Father, Solider, Friend, and mentor. He will be sorely missed.

Posted by David Kinne - King George, VA - Family Friend   January 30, 2019


Jan so sorry to hear of dad's passing, our thoughts and blessing go with you in hopes that happy memories and stories give relief at this time. Love to all, Larry and Denise

Posted by Denise n Larry Rock/Shlemon - Hollywood, MD - Friend   January 30, 2019

Jan, Philip and Gayle - I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless! Gary & Susie Kinne

Posted by Gary Kinne - Lawton, OK - Family Friend   January 25, 2019

Saddened to hear of Phil's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless you Jan and comfort you. With much love, Bobby and Sherry Wilkins

Posted by sherry Wilkins - Montgomery, AL - Friend   January 23, 2019

So saddened by your loss. Phil was a great person and patriot. He is responsible for us being in Texas. God bless you and your family. Col(Ret)Fred Hallsworth

Posted by Fred Hallsworth - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 22, 2019

God bless you and the family. I have lost a real friend. Col.(Ret.) Henry Green

Posted by Henry Green - Shavano Park, TX - Friend   January 22, 2019

Jan, so sorry to hear of your loss. Phil was a great friend and tennis team mate.

Posted by Barry Hughes - Spring branch, TX - Friend   January 21, 2019

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