Steven Lyle McCray, 61, of O'Neill died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at his home.

Visitation was held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.

Visitation will continue at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Fullerton.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the church in Fullerton.

Burial will take place at a later date in the Fullerton Cemetery in Fullerton.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Steven was born on June 22, 1958 to Melvin and Evelyn (Roark) McCray in Fullerton. As a teenager, Steven loved to fly planes and was at one point the youngest licensed pilot in Nebraska, at the age of 16. He graduated from Fullerton High School in 1976.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 27, 1979. He honorably served for 26 years, including for a time on the Vice President’s flight detail. 

After Steven was discharged from the military, he moved to Kansas City and began working for the Union Pacific Railroad as an engineer. He retired due to health reasons in 2019. 

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and especially enjoyed boating and having a cold beverage. 

Steven is survived by three daughters Stevie Kurtz of O’Neill, Jordan (Chris) Holmes of Lincoln and Rachel (Nick) Assini of Redland, CA; one son Ryan Flanary of Denver, CO; five grandchildren Jaxsen Pofahl, Rory Kurtz, River Holmes, River Assini and Ridge Assini; his father Melvin McCray of Fullerton; one sister Dixie (Jerry) Zoucha of Hastings; two nieces; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his mother Evelyn Troshynski in 2000.  


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