Harold E. Corey, 88 years of age, of Beatrice passed away with family by his side Friday, June 8, 2018 at his home. He was born on August 18, 1929 in Beatrice to John and Melissa (Larimore) Corey. Harold graduated from Beatrice High School in 1947. He served his country during the Korean War in the United States Air Force from December 28, 1950 to December 6, 1954. Harold married Carole Kassebaum on June 15, 1957 in Beatrice. He owned and operated Harold’s Shoe Repair then retired after 30 years at Bell’s Western Wear. Harold enjoyed fishing, hunting, collecting coins, gardening, fish fry’s, antique stores, flea markets, his cat Buffy and his kids and grandkids.
Harold is survived by his wife, Carole; son, Doug Corey and wife Crystal; daughter, Julie Williams and husband Michael; grandchildren, Samantha Corey and husband Dray Monday, Katelynn and Dillon Corey, all of Beatrice; numerous great and great great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and 8 brothers and sisters.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice with Rev. David Bigley officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 PM with family greeting friends from 5 to 8 PM Monday, June 11, 2018 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.