Mr. Grady Floyd Story

Published 5:03 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2018

LANETT — Mr. Grady Floyd Story, 84, of Lanett, Ala. passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Story was born in Thomaston, Ga. on Sept. 9, 1934 to the late Rufus Story and Vida Smith Story.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Herman Story, and his sister, Wynelle Wiggins.

Mr. Story was a former resident of Upatoi, Ga., and he attended the Upatoi United Methodist Church.

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He graduated from Auburn University in 1962 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. He went on to work for WestPoint Pepperell for many years and later retired from Johnston Industries, where he served as the Director of Information Technology.

Mr. Story was a member of the Langdale United Methodist Church in Valley.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Blackmon Story; daughters Caron Finney, Cathy Senkbeil, Donna (Courtney) Henderson, Gina (Eric) Sims; siblings Bobbi Watson, Plains, Ga., Dorothy (Jesse) Lindor, Dallas, Texas, Mary Ann (Jimmy) Norman, Preston, Ga., Johnnie Pardue, Dallas, Texas, and Leroy Story, Plains, Ga.; grandchildren Claire Finney, Zane Finney, Ian Senkbeil, Beau Senkbeil, Will Henderson, Sam Henderson, Emily Sims, and Libby Sims and special caregivers Christy Trammell and Lisa Trammell.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at 2 p.m. EST at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.  The Rev. Rusty Tate will officiate.  The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. EST until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Mr. Story’s memory to the Langdale United Methodist Church Barrel of Love Fund or to Compassus Hospice.

Please visit his Memorial Tribute page at to leave a condolence for his family, share a memory of Mr. Story, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.