Roy A. Worth
July 31, 1926 – October 7, 2019
Roy Alvin Worth was born on July 31, 1926, in O’Neill, NE, the third youngest of eight children born to Clarence Earl and Ina Estella (Karr) Worth. He died on Oct 7, 2019, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 48 years, Ruth (Lindberg) Worth, and also by his second wife, Elaine (Walker) Worth; siblings: Victoria Worth, Audrey Page, Charles Worth; sons-in-law, Rev. Larry McCormick and Rev. John Lewis. He is survived by his children: Ila Rozan McCormick, Randy Worth (Cindy), and Rozella Lewis: siblings: Ardyce Protivinsky, Ina Mae Wetzler, Blanche Wetzler, and Clarence Junior Worth (Dee).
Roy grew up in the O’Neill area and served his country by enlisting in the Army in 1945. He fought in the Pacific Theater until WWII ended, then enlisted in the Air Force for three more years serving at Chanute IL Air Force Base. After leaving the military, Roy took a variety of jobs, such as station attendant, over-the-road trucking, mining, and construction, but ended with a 30-year career at the Omaha Post Office where he worked up to Tour Superintendent, retiring in 1984. Roy became a real estate agent and maintained his rental properties in “retirement.”
Roy is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: Kimberly Burton (Rod), Amanda Ferreyra (Eliseo), Joshua McCormick (Suzanne), Angela Zapor (Kyle), Luke Worth (Emily), Lacey Askeland (Ryan), Lance Worth (Amanda), Jeremy Lewis, Matt Lewis, and Kara Culpovich (James); and by his 14 great-grandchildren: Josiah, Abi, Sarni, Hana, Sofi, Shaley, Noah, Kaleb, Elena, Lila, Avery, Callan, Colby, and Ethan.
Roy was very talented with woodworking and made toys that are fondly remembered by his grandchildren. His favorite hobbies were doing jigsaw puzzles and the daily newspaper puzzles. Roy enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels in his back yard.
Roy was a servant for Christ at Good News Church in Omaha (formerly Glad Tidings) where he served in about every capacity, from clean-up duties to Board president. He also had fond memories of a mission trip to Quito, Ecuador, and a trip to the Holy Land.
VISITATION begins on Friday, October 11th at 10am at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. in Omaha, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am; military honors by Offutt AFB Honor Guard and Benson VFW Post 2503. Interment: Saturday, October 12th at 11am at O’Neill Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to Good News Church in Omaha, or American Diabetes Association.