Lee Roy Foster, 94, of Gurley, passed away Friday Nov. 9, 2018, at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance.

He was born Jan. 10, 1924, in York to Roy and Mildred Foster. Lee grew up on a farm outside of Bradshaw, where he attended school.

He joined the Army during WWII, serving with the 100th Division in Central Europe. On his discharge from service he received his degree from the University of Nebraska in Ag Business.

Lee and Jeanette (Otto) were married July 13, 1950, in Grand Island. They made their home north of Big Springs for a short time, then moved to Gurley where Lee became the manager of the Farmers Union Coop elevator.

Lee served as Fire Chief and as an EMT for the Gurley Fire Department. He was active in many State Grain Organizations.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping with family and watching his children and grandchildren participate in all school activities.

He is survived by his wife, children and spouses, Karen Foster of Gurley, Paula Scott of Greybull Wyo., Mark and Susan Foster of Gurley, and Wade and Mindy Foster of Hemingford; brothers Jay of Fremont and Wayne of Lincoln; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Earl.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Alliance, with Pastor Leon “Bud” Gillespie officiating.

Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com.

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