Raymond James, 91, of North Platte died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Raymond was born April 24, 1928 in Kansas where he grew up. He later moved to North Platte and went to work as a butcher at Sixth Street Grocers then Armour Meat Packing for over eight years.
Raymond later worked as a mechanic for Frank’s Farm and Equipment, which was eventually bought out by K & L Equipment, then for Crawford Electric.
On Sept. 10, 1951, Raymond married Mary Mora in Lexington. The couple lived in North Platte where they were members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
When he was younger, Raymond’s mom taught him to sew and tat then he picked up sewing again in his later years. He also liked to fish and tinker with things.
Raymond was a hard worker and good husband, father and grandfather.
He leaves behind his wife, Mary of North Platte; children, Larry (Avril) James, Randall (Kimberly) James and Shirley Mora James, all of Lincoln, LeRoy (Jody) James of Spokane, Wash., and LaVerne (Bonnie) James and Raymond D. (LaDonna) James, both of North Platte; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and other family.
Raymond was preceded in death by two sisters; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial service will be on Friday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements. Fr. Josh Brown will officiate.
The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or prior to the service.