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Ronald (Ron) Eugene Storey

December 25, 1944 ~ February 27, 2019 (age 74)

Ronald (Ron) Eugene Storey of Griffin, Ga., went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 27, 2019, following a long illness.

Ron was born on December 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, Ga., where he served as a deacon, tireless volunteer, and choir member. 

Ron is preceded in death by his daughter Audrey, his parents, and sister Connie. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Tatum Storey of Griffin; son Jason Storey (Amy), also of Griffin; sister Pamela Storey Zink (Bill) of Newnan, Ga.; grandson John Storey of Griffin; sister-in-law Sandra Tatum Bennett of Dawsonville, Ga.; brothers-in-law Charles Tatum (Judy) and Jack Tatum of Cumming, John Tatum of Tampa, Fla., John Thornton of Milner, Ga.; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held at Concord Baptist Church, 6905 Concord Road, Cumming, on Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. with Dr. Scott Gilbert officiating. The family will receive friends and family at the church at 1 p.m. Interment will follow 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.

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