Roy Dean McCance, 73, of Atlantic, Iowa, and formerly of Gothenburg, Nebraska, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa.
Roy was born June 18, 1946, in Gothenburg, Nebraska, to Lawrence and Mable (Griffis) McCance. He attended Cozad High School. Roy spent the majority of his life in Gothenburg. It was where he married his wife, Joyce Elaine Lind, on August 29, 1965, as well as raising his family of two children. It was also where he owned and operated his shop called Roy’s Repair for many years. A great milestone of his life is that at the age of 50, Roy went back to college at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte. There he obtained his Associates Degree in Electronics. After his wife’s passing in 2003, Roy moved to Atlantic, Iowa, to be closer to his son Chad and daughter Stacey. Some of Roy’s biggest passions were spending quality time with family, and working on cars with his son.
Preceding Roy in death was his beloved wife, Joyce; his parents; and sister, Carol Wolfe.
Surviving are his children, daughter, Stacey (John) Noble of Bennington, NE, and son, Chad (Laurel) McCance of Atlantic, IA; six grandchildren, Michaela (Christian) Mapes, Elizabeth and Cassidy Noble, Bryce, Lauren, and Sarah McCance; one great-granddaughter, Marigold Mapes; two sisters, Darlene Payne and Paulene (Jim) Knutson; and brother, Larry McCance.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Gaslin Cemetery, in Brady, Nebraska.
The family is very grateful to Atlantic Specialty Care for the love and care they provided Roy in his final years. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Atlantic Specialty Care in care of Stacey Noble, 16017 Bruning Street, Bennington, NE 68007.
Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Atlantic, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.hockenberryfamilycare.com.