McCOOK, Nebraska -- William Wayne Joy, 88, passed away Friday (April 8, 2011) at Community Hospital in McCook.
He was born April 4, 1923, in Culbertson, Nebraska, the son of the late Ira and Flossie (Korell) Joy. Wayne grew up in Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1941.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Willard Joy and Dean Joy; sisters, Wilma Hoyt, Iris Thompson and Elaine Budig; sister-in-law, Betty Crocker and husband, Don.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth Joy of McCook; brothers-in-law, Willard Messinger and wife, Eva, and Merlin Messinger and wife, Eunice, all of McCook; numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services are Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook with the Rev. Lance Clay officiating. Interment is in Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.