He was born March 19, 1951 at Cabool, Missouri, to Charles James and Phyllis Jean Roberts.
He grew up in Cabool and graduated at Cabool High School in 1969. He was proud of the fact that he was on the football team that went to and won the state playoffs in the 1968 football season.
He married Nancy Peek on November 6, 1976 at Kansas City, Missouri.
He loved the Lord, gardening, fishing, animals, his family, and his many friends.
Gene is survived by his wife of 41 years, Nancy Roberts of the home; his two sons, Michael Peek and wife Carrie of McAlester, Oklahoma, and Fred Peek and wife Patty of Canadian, Oklahoma; his five sisters, Donna Lambdin of Jacksonville, Florida, Beverly Michelsen and husband Dennis of Lewisville, Texas, Anne Zimmerman of West Plains, Missouri, Normalea Roberts of Carrollton, Texas, and Denise Clark and husband Robert of Rolla, Missouri; his brother, David Roberts and wife Tracey of Trophy Club, Texas; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; ten nieces and nephews; fourteen great-nieces and great-nephews.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Phyllis Roberts, and two brothers-in-law, Steve Zimmerman and Jerry Lambdin.
A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Lake Eufaula Christian Church, Eufaula, Oklahoma, with Reverend John Sands and Reverend John Callaway officiating.
Cremation arrangements were under the direction of King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler, Oklahoma.