James William "Billy" Roberson
1925 — 2022
James William "Billy" Roberson, 97, died Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford after a brief illness. Visitation will be held at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. with a service immediately following at 4 o'clock. Born in Pontotoc on April 10, 1925, to Elsie Shannon Roberson and James Samuel Roberson, Billy lived his early years in Pontotoc and was a multi-sport athlete, including playing quarterback for the Pontotoc Warriors. After high school and one semester at Mississippi State, Billy joined the Naval Air Corps in 1943 in New Orleans. He served his country for three years, one month, and...