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George Story

George Story

Tuesday, October 1st, 1929 - Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

Tribute to Dad - George Milton Story
October 1, 1929 – September 22, 2020
by Robert and Richard Hurst

Born George Milton Story October 1, 1929 to Dick and Emma Story in the rear bedroom of a house in the community of Kit –one of the seven communities which formed Irving. The house was located near the intersection of Irving Heights and old Irving Blvd. He was the youngest of four children, Lillie, John Henry, Bodie and George. Dick Story worked for Lone Star Gas walking the pipelines looking for leaks. Dad often told me the story of his adventures when he got to walk with his dad. He said Lone Star Gas determined Dick walked the pipelines enough to walk around the equator four times. His mother ran a hamburger stand near the intersection of Irving Blvd and Sixth Street. Dad said she always had a hamburger and cherry malt with his name on them. He spent many days and nights on the Trinity River with his dad fishing. Dad said he learned everything he know about fishing from his dad. He had fond memories of eating fresh caught fish.

George’s was named after a local preacher, Milton Summers, and was affectionately known for many, many years as “Preacher.” Dad’s life of service started as a young man when he worked caring for racing dogs, worked in the family garden, and milked a neighbor’s cow all while attending high school. George loved sports but was prevented from playing football due to a bike accident which left him with several cracks in his skull. Nevertheless, he loved his time serving as the football team equipment manager. Dad was a member of the Irving Junior Chamber of Commerce, the “Jaycees,” and played on a local men’s fast-pitch softball team who played other Jaycee chapters. Dad had a lifelong friend in Buddy Brown. They met as young boys and maintained their friendship for over 75 years. Dad was very fond of Buddy and spoke with love and admiration for his opportunity to have such a good friend while growing up and throughout his life.

Dad went on to serve his country in the Army with the rank of Corporal during the Korean conflict. He was a stationed in Soul South Korea where he worked in logistics and “cut stencils” for supplies for the men on the front line. Dad always attributed his contribution to taking typing in high school and being in the right place at the right time. When the drill instructor at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas asked if anyone could type, dad raised his hand and said he had two years typing. He was pulled out of basic training and sent to logistics and court-marshal school. Following the training he was shipped to Korea where he was met by a Sergeant who said, “Corporal Story do you see that desk and typewriter over there? Those are now yours so take good care of them.” Dad not only served in logistics, he also went to the front lines to ensure the supplies were getting to the men. He told a story of getting in his tent one cold winter night and awakening to a muddy tent floor the next day after the heat from the tent thawed the frozen floor during the night. Dad served from January 1951 to January 1953 when he was honorably discharged and returned to Irving. After his discharge dad went to work for Lone Star Gas Company beginning in Irving on Rogers Road. During his 36 years of service he supervised and assisted in setting up several warehouses in Carrollton, the Irving pipe yard, and he finished his career in Fort Worth.

Dad met Regina and courted his true love for seven years before finally convincing her to marry him. They went to Durant, OK, in a driving rain storm and came home a married couple. George and Regina were married for 47 years. During his courtship of and marriage to Regina he always enjoyed playing with her children, Richard and Robert. He always considered them both “his” children. George and Regina shared a common bond in fishing. They owned a lake house on Cedar Creek and fished constantly. Dad would always serve mother by baiting and removing fish she caught. He rarely complained and often caught as many or more fish than anyone else. George and Richard hunted together for many years. Dad was a man born to hunt. His greatest achievement was bringing home a deer without even carrying a gun. He was walking and pushing deer for other hunters when a buck jumped up and stuck his horns in his back as dad approached. Dad calmly killed the deer with his knife and took him back to camp.

Dad had a true ability to talk to God. When asked to pray, he would have a conversation with God thanking Him for his family and giving praise. Bob and I talked about dad’s ability to talk to God when praying. When Bob and I visited him the day before his death, we celebrated his birthday and shared family pictures. Bob prayed for dad as we left and dad prayed for us. The last words Richard heard him speak were, “bless you.”

George was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Emma Story, sister Lillie Brindley, brothers Bodie and John Henry and his beloved wife of 47 years, Regina, affectionately known as “Sweetie-pie.” He is survived by nephews, David and Terry Story, as well as two sons, Robert and Richard Hurst. He celebrated and always talked about his five grandchildren, grandsons Robert, Richard, Chris, and Adam Hurst and granddaughter Louellen Lowe (nee Hurst.) In addition, he has 5 great-granddaughters and 3 great-grandsons.

A viewing will be held at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd., if planning to attend please contact family for viewing date and time. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held 11:00am, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, County Rd. 1030 in Cooper, Texas. The family request memorial donations to the Patterson Memorial Museum, PO. Box 334, Cooper, TX 75432.


“Our heavenly Father, we ask you to receive dad’s gentle soul and we rejoice that one of your faithful flock has come home.”
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Location
    Brown's Memorial Funeral Home
    Address
    707 N. MacArthur
    IRVING, TX 75061
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    Notes
    Attendees are by invite only, Please contact family for viewing date and time.
  • Service

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Oak Lawn Cemetery
    Address
    COOPER, TX
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    Notes
    Graveside service with Military Honors
  • Interment

    Location
    Oak Lawn Cemetery
    Address
    COOPER, TX
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Margaret Story

Posted at 09:51pm
Uncle Preacher loved beautiful cars. He had just bought a new Buick, it was long and a convertible. I know when I got to go for a ride, I thought I was the queen. Uncle Preacher just smiled as we waved as we drove down the street. I loved him. I’m sure Regina has been waiting on him.
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