July 2, 1940 - July 31, 2012
McCOOK,Nebraska -- Billy Roland "B.J." Grossman passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 72 years old.
B.J. was born to Robert M. and June Rose (Thomas) Grossman on July 2, 1940, at Big Springs, Nebraska. He graduated from McCook High School in 1957. Billy drove a semi, did mechanical work and made turquoise jewelry. He later became owner and operator of B.J. Satellite for over 30 years and was still working at the time of his death.
On Dec. 19, 1959, he was united in marriage to Doris K. Payton at Danbury. To this union five children were born. B.J. was a family man and enjoyed his time with them often going fishing, camping and hunting at nearby lakes. He also enjoyed Husker Football as well as following Pro Football, stock car racing and working in his yard.
Preceding him in death were his father, Robert Grossman; wife, Doris Grossman on Oct. 7, 2009; two infant sons, Robert and Scott; and brother, Donald Grossman.
Survivors include his three daughters, Billie Vaught of McCook, Terry Grossman of Kearney, and Jackie Nitsch of McCook; mother, June Grossman of McCook; brother, Jimmy Grossman of McCook; brother-in-law, Kent Kotschwar of McCook; four grandchildren, Amber Guerrero, Faith Cook, Jessica Garton, and Jerry Rowden; and five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of customers and friends.
Memorials may be given in his name. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
A gathering of friends and family will be held Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook. An inurnment will follow at the Danbury Cemetery with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.