A native of Erwin, William is a son of the late Joseph and Myrtle (Hilton) Story. He was a Maintenance Technician at Hoover Ball and a member of Mt. O’Dale Free Will Baptist Church where he was a Deacon. He was a fantastic fiddle player who played with Buddy Rose and the Tune Twisters and played in many churches after that. In addition to his parents, William is preceded in death by 3 sisters and 6 brothers.
William R. Story leaves behind to cherish his memory: Wife of 65 years: Valery (Tipton) Story; Daughter: Janice Hardin and husband, Tim, of Unicoi; Granddaughter: Sherry Tilson and husband, James, of Erwin; Great-granddaughter: Amy Richardson, of Erwin; Brother: Walt Story, of Erwin; Special friend: David Higgins, of Jonesborough; Special neighbor: Darrell and Doris Austin, of Erwin; Several nieces and nephews.
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of William R. Story in a funeral service to be held at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in chapel at Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Otis Banks and Pastor David Green will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 6:00 PM on Wednesday and will continue until service time. A graveside committal service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Bumpass Cove Cemetery. Mr. Story’s nephew, Mike Lamb will officiate the graveside service. Those attending will meet at Bumpass Cove Cemetery by 10:50 AM for the service. Serving as pallbearers will be: Mike Butler, Zack Bennett, Charlie Freeman, Donnie Britt and Charles Miller.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin . These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of William R. Story through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.