MURRAY - J.R. "Jim" Story, 85, of Murray died Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.
He retired from Martin Marietta in 1991 as a shift superintendent. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a master sergeant, and a member of First Baptist Church. He attended Murray State University.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn F. Story; two sons, Ralph F. Story of Paducah and Richard L. Story of Sedalia; two sisters, Sara Johnson and Anna Bailey, both of Murray; three grandchildren, Brad Story, Andrew Story and Allyson King; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother. His parents were Festus Lynn and Donnye Dell Davidson Story.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with John Dale and Rev. Keith Inman officiating. Entombment will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, or the First Baptist Church of Murray, 203 S. Fourth St., Murray, KY 42071.