Roy Ervin ‘Bud’ Booker, 83, of North Platte, passed away at Centennial
Care Retirement Village in North Platte on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Roy was born February 22, 1937, to Dean and Mattie (Klinkman) Booker in
Callaway, NE. He grew up on a farm outside of Callaway until the family
moved into town his freshman year. Roy went on to graduate from Callaway
High School in 1955.
He worked for Arrow Seed Company, Kansas-Nebraska Gas Company and the
Co-op in Arnold until he hired on with the Union Pacific Railroad,
working as a sheet metal worker until he retired.
On September 1, 1957, Roy was united in marriage to Wanda Joyce Harris
in Broken Bow and the couple had five children. They lived in various
Nebraska communities including Broken Bow, Ansley and Arnold until 1980
when they settled in North Platte with Roy’s job on the railroad.
Roy attended the North Platte Berean Church, was a past member of the
Broken Bow Elks, and served as a volunteer fireman in Broken Bow, Ansley
and Arnold. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and bowled on a
league. In his later years, Roy liked going out to eat on Sundays and
always loved watching his kids and grandkids play sports. He was a
great handyman and a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda, of North Platte; children, Mike
(Paula) Booker, of Broken Bow, and Greg (Jill) Booker, Rod (Kerri)
Booker and Marcie (Mike) Morrell, all of North Platte; grandchildren,
Joshua (Lindsey) Booker, Tyler (Lexi) Booker, Morgan (Spencer) Olson,
Brittany (Nick) Cox, Landon Booker, Logan Booker, Brandie Booker, Miles
Morrell, Mattie Morrell and Melissa McTygue; nine great-grandchildren;
sister, Rose Hirsch, of Broken Bow; brothers-in-law, Charles (Kathi)
Harris, of Littleton, CO, and Rex (Jan) Harris, of Little Rock, AR;
sisters-in-law, Shirley Reiker, of North Platte and Kerry (Jim) Slagle,
of Fairfield, IA; as well as other family.
Roy was preceded in death by his infant son, Randall Roy Booker;
parents, Dean and Mattie; brothers, Glen, Robert and Gerald Booker; and
sisters, Marie Booker, Dorothy Morrison and Ruth Henderson.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday,
March 14, 2020, at the North Platte Berean Church with Pastor John Stone
officiating. Inurnment will be later in the Broken Bow Cemetery. The
memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or at the church. Odean
Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements. In lieu
of flowers, memorials are to Maranatha Bible Camp.