Ronald (Ron) Eugene Storey of Griffin died Feb. 27, 2019.
Ron was born on Dec. 25, 1944 in Griffin to Charles Johnson Storey, Jr. and Cathon Pitts Storey.
After attending Griffin High School, he entered the U.S. Army where he served in the First Calvary Division as a Forward Observer in Korea. He then returned home to begin his 34-year career as an aircraft mechanic and supervisor for Delta Air Lines.
He married Deborah Tatum in 1967 and they remained together for the rest of his life. They had two children, Audrey and Jason. Ron was an avid sports fan, an unbelievable cook, gardener and a lover of life. He loved to entertain and found great joy in being with others.
He was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Cumming where he served as a deacon, tireless volunteer and choir member.
His daughter, Audrey; his parents; and his sister, Connie, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Tatum Storey of Griffin; son, Jason Storey (Amy), also of Griffin; sister, Pamela Storey Zink (Bill) of Newnan; grandson, John Storey of Griffin; sister-in-law, Sandra Tatum Bennett of Dawsonville; brothers-in-law, Charles Tatum (Judy) and Jack Tatum of Cumming, John Tatum of Tampa, Fla., John Thornton of Milner ; various other relatives also survive.
Services were held at 3 p.m. March 3 at Concord Baptist Church in Cumming with Dr. Scott Gilbert officiating. The family received friends at 1 p.m. at the church. Interment followed the service at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming.
The family would like to extend its deepest thanks to Ron’s special cousin and caregiver Deborah Watts, Brightmoor Hospice and Sun City Peachtree neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ron’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.