Lee Roy Nally Sr., 80, of Winfield, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Rest Haven in Winfield, with his family by his side.
As per his request, cremation will be affected. Graveside memorial services are at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at Highland Cemetery in Winfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions can be left in care of Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield.
Lee Roy Nally Sr., was born July 18, 1939, in Caney, the son of Anna Marie (Fishburn) and Howard Nally Sr. He was the eighth of 11 children. He attended school in Toronto and Fall River, and later in Winfield. Lee Roy dropped out of school in 10th grade. The world was waiting, and he needed to be in it. He later earned his GED certificate. Lee Roy married Kathleen Cooley on May 29, 1959, at her parents’ home in Winfield. She was the true love of his life, and they were married for 60 years and five months.
Lee Roy was a hard worker and adept in many things: a rancher, plumber, roofer and an asphalt paver. He worked the last 28 years for Pike Construction and Railroad Maintenance, from which he retired in 2008. Lee Roy was very good at repairing things, as well as building. His passion was restoring older cars. He completely rebuilt and customized a 1978 Chevrolet El Camino by himself and won many awards at car shows across Kansas and Oklahoma. He was a very kind man who never met a stranger, and he adored little kids.
Lee Roy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cecil “Butch” Nally, and Howard Nally Jr.; sisters, Maxine Baucom, Gertrude Beinhorn, Betty Estes, Doris Flauding, Mona Carthel, and Ruby Nally.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; son, Lee Roy Nally Jr., and wife, Sandy; brother, Bob Nally; sister, Dorothy Harp; as well as many nieces and nephews and beloved friends, Cammie McIver (Emily), children, Knox and Kruz, and Stacie Smith (Dylan).