Larry Story

Obituary of Larry Finley Story

Larry Finley Story, age 80, of Peoria Road, Sugar Grove, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022. Born December l, 1941 in Blowing Rock, he was a son of Odell and Ona Greene Story. Mr. Story attended Timbered Ridge Baptist Church. He loved his Lord and Savior and family very much. During his career as a master carpenter, he has constructed many homes in our area. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodcarving and making furniture for his family and friends. Mr. Story is survived by his wife, Ruth Smitherman of the home; daughters, Sharon Crump and husband, Frank, of Vilas, Holly Andrews and husband, Terry, of Blowing Rock, Janie Dancy and husband, Ted, of Zionville, Gail Robinson and husband, Harold, of Vilas and son, Lee Story of Vilas; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Verlean Younce and husband, Worth, Cathy Hollars and husband, Henry, and Edith Arnette and husband, O.J. all of Lenoir; and brother, Harvey Story and wife, Dora Lee, of Lenoir. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his first wife and mother of his children, Minnie Arnette Story; great-granddaughter, Alijandra Mejia; brothers, Lester, Wayne, and Wade Story; sister, Lafern Cook; his father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Grace Hayes Arnette; and brothers-in-law, Junior and George Arnette. Funeral services for Larry Finley Story will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, March l5th at 2 o'clock at Timbered Ridge Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Derick Wilson. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 o'clock, prior to services, at the church. Graveside services will follow in the Arnette Family Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Arnette Family Cemetery Fund, in care of Kathy Simmons, 262 Drift Lane, Vilas, NC 28692. Online condolences may be shared at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Story family.
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