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 Joel Gail Story, Sr

Joel Gail Story, Sr

Death 9 Feb 2011 (aged 75)
Franklin County, Washington, USA
Burial Pasco, Franklin County, Washington, USA
Plot Block 16, Lot 1, Grave 12
Memorial ID 175480156 · View Source
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PARENTS: Joel G. and Helen V. Story

MARRIAGE: Caryl Annette Lux

Record Series: Marriage Records
Collection: Franklin County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1889-Present
County: Franklin
Auditor File Number: 225187
Recording Date: 10/24/1962
Groom's Name: STORY JOEL G
Bride's Name: LUX CARYL A

Record Series: Marriage Records
Collection: Department of Health, Marriage Index, 1969-2014
County: Statewide
Reference Number: 0BB142FD-DFC1-ED45-B604-529FBE66920E
Person-A-Last-Name: STORY
Person-A-First-Name: JOEL
Person-A-Mi: G
Person-B-Last-Name: STORY
Person-B-First-Name: CARYL
Person-B-Mi: A
Person-B-Maiden-Name: LUX
Ceremony-Date: 5/7/1982
Cnty-Ceremony: Franklin County
Cnty-Issue-Lic: Franklin County
(Source: Washington State Digital Archives, Marriage Records)

Record Series: Death Records
Collection: Department of Health, Death Index, 1907-1960; 1965-2014
County: Statewide
Reference Number: 1AFF09BC-F385-5C4D-9451-10E999317C57
Person-Last-Name: STORY
Person-First-Name: JOEL
Person-Mi: G
Death County: Franklin County
Sex: M
Residence County: Franklin County
Death-Date: 2/9/2011
Age-Primary: 75

Record Series: Death Records
Collection: Social Security Death Index - Washington
County: Statewide
First Name: JOEL
Last Name: STORY
Middle Name: GAIL
Death Date: 02/09/2011
Last Residence Zipcode: 99301
Birth Date: 05/25/1935
Last Contact Location: PASCO , WA

(Source: Washington State Digital Archives, Death Records)


Joel Gail Story, Sr., 75, of Pasco, Washington, died at home on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, after a courageous battle with liposarcoma cancer. Joel was born to Joel G. and Helen V. Story on May 25, 1935, on a farm outside of Ottawa, Kansas.

The family moved to Pasco when Joel was a young boy.

He attended Pasco Senior High School and retired from Cenex Transportation at age 60, where he was a supervisor in the transportation division.

Joel is survived by his wife of 48 years, Caryl and children, April Joelene Herron (Dennis) of Pasco, WA and children, Chad and Kelly; Joel G. Story, Jr. (Betty) of Pasco, WA and children Joshua, Lucas, Amy, D.J. and Brian; Gina Roundtree of Puyallup, WA; Tamme Ward (Bob) of Kennewick, WA and children Matt and Shane; Tim Story (Rebecca) of Kennewick, WA and children T.J. and Gabby; Todd Story of Bremerton, WA and daughter Jessica; Tonya Stevenson (Rob) of Kailua, HI and daughter Sydney; brothers Don Story (Linda) of Pasco, WA; Frank Story of Richland, WA; sister, Virginia Rhine of Yreka, CA; mother-in-law, Clara Gertrude Lux; sister-in-law, Sister M. Clare Anne (Cathy Lux); eleven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Albert Lux.

In early adulthood, Joel enjoyed racing stock cars in various places in the Northwest area. Joel was a lifelong mechanic and old car enthusiast. He loved working on and restoring old cars with all of his great friends of the Retreads Car Club, of which he was a proud member. His pride and joy was his restored 1956 Ford pickup, which he took to numerous car shows.

He was restoring his 1933 Willys with all of his treasured car club friends, and his 1964 Ford Thunderbird, with son Todd, at the time of his death.

As a devoted believer and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, he volunteered his time and talents to the South Hills Church car ministry and lawn/maintenance crew.

A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at South Hills Church, 3700 W. 27th Avenue, Kennewick, with a reception to follow.

A special thanks to those friends who continue to work on Joel's 1933 Willys.

(Source: Tri-City Herald Date: Friday, February 11, 2011)

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DATE OF BURIAL: 02/12/2011
(Source: City View Cemetery Records)

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