of Clinton, AR
August 16, 1941 - June 29, 2020
Roy Bryan Story, 78, of Clinton, Arkansas passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born August 16, 1941 on Culpepper Mountain to the late Ola Mae (Banks) and James Bryant Story.He was a member of the Choctaw Church of Christ, where he served as an Elder for many years. Roy retired from the Arkansas Forestry Commission and was an avid hunter and gardener. He loved to share the "fruits" of his labor with his family and friends. Roy will be remembered for his humble and kind spirit and for the loving pillar of faith he was to all who encountered him.Roy was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Kathryn "Kaye" Patterson, one sister, Jean Graham and brothers Rex Story and James Story.He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven Bryan (Tiffiney) Story of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Michael Lyndon (Elaine) Story of Greers Ferry, Arkansas, one daughter and son-in-law, Gayla Michelle (Steven) Bradley of Clinton, Arkansas, six grandchildren; Tyler (Ashleigh) and Bryan Story, Samuel (Bailey) & Preston Story, Chelsea (David) Pencarinha and Garrett Bradley, 5 great-grandchildren; Chelsea, Nathan, Katie, Lincoln and Jaelyn, 2 sisters-in-law; Pat Lawrence and Sammy Story and brother-in-law, Lynn Graham along with many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.Pallbearers: Tyler Story, Samuel Story, Garrett Bradley, Preston Story, David Pencarinha and Jeff Graham.Honorary Pallbearers: Bryan StoryVisitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, Arkansas. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the Choctaw Church of Christ with Pastor David Cook officiating. Burial will be at Culpepper Cemetery.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance to 66 percent of facility capacity at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.
Sorry to be late with this . Our hearts and sympathy go out to you and the members of your family. something to remember and cherish is that memories are a gift from god that death cannot destroy. With our love and respect the Galbraiths Bob and Aletha
Mike, Steve & GaylaI am so sorry to hear about your dad passing away. May the Lord give you strength during this difficult time. You are all in my prayers.God bless you all.
Gayla,I am so sorry for your loss, but I know you have so many good memories to cling too and you will see him and your Mother again.
Steve so sorry for your loss Prayers going out to you and family.
Mike Gayla and Steve,Your Dad was always a nice man to me. May God bless you all in a special way at this time.
Virtual hugs for all the family. We'll miss Roy deeply. Since we're new to Arkansas and have only been here since 1997, it is neat to read everyone's comments and memories about Roy's life. Roy in recent years had volunteered at Choctaw Food Bank. And shared much of his garden with us to give to the needy. We'll miss his banana pudding and greens at potluck. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go with you all this day and always. Roy greet Kay in heaven for us.
We are so very sad to hear of Mr. Story's passing. He was such a kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God wrap his arms around each and every one of you.
To Steven,Mike and Gayla, we are so sorry to hear the loss of your father. He was a wonderful Christian man and great friend to all. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary, Mildred, Cynthia and Mitch
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss but remember that it is, also, a celebration of his wonderful life.
So sorry for your loss and I know Roy will be missed. I sure enjoyed working with Roy while he was with the Forestry Commission. He was a great dedicated worker going to many wildfires at all times day or night. He was a great asset to the Forestry Commission and I always appreciated more his Christian witness!
I am so sorry for your loss! Your dad was a wonderful man and an example of what a christian man should be. We are praying for your family! God Bless!Mark and Vickie Gammill
To Gayla,Mike and Steven, we are so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. He was a wonderful Christian man an we know he was also a wonderful dad to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gary and Mildred, Mitchell and Cynthia Hullum.
Steve, Mike and Gayla, Your Dad blessed us all. I guess we're not supposed to know how many Pizza Hut pizzas Roy secretly paid for for our Choctaw Church of Christ youth group outings. It was a bunch of them I think. I remember when you Mike and all the guys and I and were playing football, if we glanced behind the sidelines, Mr Roy was one of the dads standing there on the track getting close to us as possible so we could feel them with us as we played against Greenbrier and Heber Springs and the others. They skipped the bleachers. They were down there with us. Love you all. He's with Kay. Think about how happy they both are. Lance Duncan
Mr. Roy was a great man who meant so much to me. My heart is so broken for I will truly miss him. I'm so sorry for your loss and my thought and prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear he was always smiling prayers
Our condolences to the family. We love you and you all are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
Steve, Mike, and Gayla, I am sorry to hear of Roy's passing. Every time I saw Roy he always would grab my ear like he did when I was little. I always just laughed. He will be greatly missed in so many ways. I have a lot of memories of our family camping together, church, fishing, and many more. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend visitation or the service. You are in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. May God give you peace and comfort for the days to come.
So sorry for your loss
I always appreciated Roy's work/leadership at church, hearing his prayers, and shaking his hand when home from college. Sympathies and condolences to the Story family.
To all of Roy’s families, I am praying for you. I worked at the Forestry in Greenbrier. Your Dad always had a smile on his face, a joy to be around. Everyone enjoyed having him. Didn’t get to spend much time in conversation with him, but knew he was a dedicated hard worker. And a good Christian man. God bless all of you.