James “Jim” W. Royer, 79 years, 4 months and 25 days, of Nebraska City, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the Bryan Medical Center - East, in Lincoln.
Jim was born on May 6, 1938, in Macon, Mo., to Charles M. and Josie (Guffey) Royer.
After Jim graduated from high school, he enlisted in the Army and served until he received an honorable discharge.
On July 3, 1958, Jim married his first love and sweetheart  Phyllis A. Hoyle, in Nebraska City.
To their union they had three children: Vickie, Kevin and Carol.
Jim and Phyllis had lived in: Wichita, Kan., 1958 - 1959; Nebraska City, 1959 - 1962; Omaha, 1962 - 1998; then back to Nebraska City until present.
Jim had worked for many companies, which included: Hinky Dinky Groceries as a produce manager; State of Nebraska Correctional Officer; and Metropolitan Community College as a carpentry instructor.
He retired on May 5, 1995.
In 2005 until present, Jim was a valued employee for Peterson Mortuary, in Nebraska City, where he helped on funerals. Jim was an avid hunter, western enthusiast, great carpenter and wood carver.
He loved his family, friends and did his best to show his love to them all and others he meet.
He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Nebraska City.
He was preceded in his death by: his parents; parents-in-law, Ted and Merle Hoyle; and sisters: Virginia Slightom, Charlene Rader, Audrey Rohr; and grandson, Eliot Van Kirk.
James is survived by his: loving wife, Phyllis of Nebraska City; children: Vickie Krohn and husband Grant of Adel, Iowa; Kevin Royer and wife Rhonda of Gretna, and Carol Royer of Bellevue; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren: Emilee Chapman and husband Ken, Ben Krohn and wife Ashley, Colter  Krohn, Tammy Krohn, Wyatt Royer, Cheyene Royer, Anastacia Van Kirk, and Myles Pospisisil; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives; and many friends.
Family will greet friends on Tuesday evening, Oct. 3, 2017, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Peterson Mortuary Chapel, 111 N 11th Street, Nebraska City.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service, for Jim Royer, will be held on Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. at The First United Methodist Church, 1023 1st Avenue, Nebraska City.
Private burial of James’s ashes will be held at a later date at the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.
Messages of condolences can be sent to Peterson Mortuary, 111 N 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410, or on our website - www.PetersonMortuaryNE.com or emailed to PetersonMortuary@hotmail.com. Local Services are entrusted to Peterson Mortuary at 111 North 11th Street in Nebraska City, Nebraska, 68410.