Bobby R. York, 80, of Cedar Rapids died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital. Services are 11 a.m. on Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Ashland, Neb. There will be a visitation there on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Burial will be at the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery in Greenwood, Neb.
Survivors include a son, Terry (Deb) of York, Neb.; two daughters, Jeanette (Mike) Kipina of West Chester, Ohio and Sandra (Mike) Bills of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, Clifton (Betty) of Washington state and Merle (Susan) of Arkansas. He also is survived by six grandchildren, Sydney and Abigail York, Andrew and Alex Kipina, and Haley and Kelsey Bills; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth D. York; four brothers and two sisters.
Bobby was born on June 23, 1937, in Sasakwa, Okla., the son of Robert and Mary Hill York. He married Ruth D. Stewart on Oct. 22, 1960, in Lincoln, Neb. Ruth passed away in 2015. Bobby graduated from Coe College in 1986 and earned a B.A. in mathematics and computer science.
He was the plant manager at Duane Arnold Energy Center for several years and later he was the Corporate Nuclear Maintenance Manager at the T.V.A. in Tennessee.
Bobby enjoyed working on the computer and the time spent with his friends and beloved family. He was a lifelong learner and proudly served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
Bobby will forever be remembered for being a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend, whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.
Memorial donations may be given to the American Lung Association in Bobby's name. Please leave a message or tribute to the York family on our web page, www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.