Alvin "Brad" Romey, 52, Hays, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at his home.

He was born Aug. 4, 1962, in Hays to Lucas J. Romey and Ida (Montgomery) Redmond. He grew up in Hays and attended Hays High School.

He worked in the oilfield as a roustabout for Berexo Inc. He enjoyed watching Kansas City Chiefs football, playing cards, catching fish and eating them, riding his Harley, horses, family gatherings and dinners (German food), watching Westerns, and Three Stooges. He was a kind, caring man who would do anything for anyone in his support groups. He touched everyone's heart.

Survivors include his mother, Mesa, Ariz.; his dog, Sunshine, of the home; four brothers, Kevin Romey and wife, Karla, Scott, La., Chuck Romey, Hays, Terry Romey and Linda "Farm Lady" Terrell, Norton, and David Romey and Michaela Werth, Phoenix; a sister, Debbie Brassfield and husband, Allen, Almena; two aunts, Mary Wolf and husband, Leon, Hays, and Vickie Weber and husband, Alphonse, Ellis; 14 nephews and nieces, Kyle Romey, Amanda Olivier, Jason Brungardt, Jake Romey, Audra Romey, Anna Romey, Spencer Romey, Seth Jamison, James Brassfield, Natasha Bender and husband, Shawn, Germany, Katie Brassfield, Sara Kriley and husband, Bob, Melanie Romey and Jennifer Lindsay and husband, Jed.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Bruce and Randy.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St Mary Catholic Church, Ellis; burial in St. Mary Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637.

A vigil will be at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by a rosary at 6:30 p.m., both at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hays or Cancer Council of Ellis County in care of the funeral home.

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