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Perry Joe Story


1932 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Perry Joe Story

Mr. Perry Joe Story, age 82 (of Memphis), was born in Sardis, TN on January 11, 1932. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 14, 2014.

Joe proudly served his country for four years in the US Army, and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he earned a Bachelors' of Science Degree in Agriculture. He worked in the agriculture and trucking industries until his retirement from Service Transport Truck Lines, where he was employed as an account manager. He enjoyed tennis, painting, and photography.

Joe and the love of his life, Ellen Grooms Story, were married for 37 years before she preceded him in death on June 14, 1991.

Joe and Ellen were the parents of Perry Jeffrey Story (wife, Bonnie) and Kimberly Ellen Story Sharp (husband, Dale), both of Memphis. His grandchildren, Mallory Ellen Sharp Baskett (Nathan), Audrey Katherine Sharp, and Clayton Simmons Sharp were the pride and joy of his life.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Perry Jacob Story and Opal Phillips Story of Sardis, TN, as well as his brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Lexie Story of Memphis.

His sweet and gentle spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew him as we long for and look forward to an eternal reunion.

Graveside funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Sardis City Cemetery, with Gary Story officiating.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6-8 p.m., and on Sunday, 12 - 1:30 p.m., at Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington, TN (731) 968-2544; www.paffordfuneralhome.com



Published in The Jackson Sun on Aug. 16, 2014
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