Johnnie Ray Loving, formerly of North Platte, passed away at the age of 66 on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Nebraska Skilled Nursing Center in Omaha.

Johnnie Loving

Johnnie was born in East Gary, Ind. on Feb. 24, 1952 to George Edgar and Ruth Loving. The family moved to North Platte in ’64 where Johnnie graduated from North Platte High School.

He worked for the Power Plant in Sutherland for a number of years while it was being built and did other construction work for years before becoming a painter by trade.

Johnnie had married and later divorced Joyce Gibbs, Mary Bower, and Carol Cuttaback. He was a happy-go-lucky kind of guy and was always very funny.

He is survived by his children, John Loving, Jr. of North Platte and Crystal Agesa and Martha Loving, both of Omaha; siblings, Dianna Emerson, Anne Loving, Hazel (Daniel) Perez, Harold (Barbara) Loving, and Robin (Mary Beth) Loving, all of North Platte, Mike (Juley) Loving of Deltona, Fla., and Nicci Loving (Rick) Stroemer of Kansas City, Mo.; sister-in-law, Victoria Loving of North Platte; and other family.

Along with his parents, Johnnie was preceded in death by his twin, Bonnie Murphy; brother, George, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Clifford Emerson.

Cremation was chosen and services will be at a later date. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com. Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.