of Searcy, AR
May 28, 1931 - February 16, 2022
Melvin Lester Storey of Searcy passed away on February 16, 2022 at the age of 90. He was born on May 28, 1931 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma to the late Arthur Storey and Lillian Deguire.Mr. Storey is preceded in death by his wife of 49 Years, Naomi Louise Storey, and five sons, Darryl Storey, Robert Storey, Melvin D. Storey, Ronald Storey and Steven Storey.He is survived by; Two sons, Martin Storey, Philip Storey and wife Jacquelin; Two daughters, Melody Tucker and husband Danny, Teresa Haynie; Sixteen grandchildren; Michael Storey and wife Lee Ann, Michele Miller and husband Scott, Adam Storey and wife Brandi, Amanda Leach and husband Brent, Aileen Storey, Sarah Franklin and husband AJ, Mandy Lester, Brian Storey, Jonathan (Chris) Storey and wife Selena, Donna Glover and wife Rachel, Tasha Storey, Ryan Storey and wife Michelle, Malory Hester, Lori Hester, Jonathon Harrison, Grant Haynie. He was also blessed with numerous great grandchildren and abundant other relatives.Melvin served in the Army during the Korean War, worked as a skilled mechanic for several years and owned more than one service station, including one in Searcy. After that, he bought a big truck and was in the trucking industry until he retired. He had the biggest heart and was always willing to help anyone in need. He loved his family with absolute honor and devotion until the day he passed from this life. He was so much fun to hang out with! He was an excellent card player, and a bit of a pool shark back in his prime. He will be missed tremendously by a very large number of people.
I knew Mel 30+ years. He was my friend and will never be forgotten!!
I remember my brother in law as so kind. We would have to take Mom's car up to Pacifica for him to work on it. It would take the day and Louise and Mom would take all the boys and me over to Thrifty's and get a nickle ice cream.Thank you Mel, for taking care of Irene's girls.
I will forever remember Uncle Mel as a kind, generous, loving human being. The world was a better place with him in it. He will be forever missed.
It was great growing up and being able to go to Arkansas for the summers to spend time with all our cousins and Uncle Mel and Aunt Louis. He told us stories and gave us memories for a life time. He will be missed!
Such a great man with the biggest heart and always a smile on his face. You will be missed, brother.
He was the best father I could have ever asked for and I will miss him dearly