Gilbert H. Story

Published 11:29 am Tuesday, June 15, 2021

EDENTON, North Carolina – Gilbert Henley Story, 89, of Edenton, North Carolina and formerly of Carrsville, passed away peacefully June 14, 2021 surrounded by family at his beloved river home. He was born in Isle of Wight County on June 2, 1932, the son of the late Richmond and Catherine Presson Story.

Gilbert H. Story

While attending the Apprentice School in Newport News, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in Korea during the war. Gilbert retired from Union Camp after 42 years. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Church in Edenton, Franklin Masonic Lodge #151 AF & AM, Order of the Eastern Star, Shriner, involved in the Karios Prison Ministry in North Carolina and the Albemarle Emmaus.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Phyllis Keeter Story; two daughters, Peggy Jones (David) and LeeAnn Williams (Wayne); grandchildren, Samantha (Daryl), Ashley (James) and Carly (Charlie); great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Genevieve, Austin, John Roger, Bobby, Dylan and Shep; many special nieces and nephews; and beloved children, Shari D. and Jim and Wanda.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 17, at 5 p.m. on the Riverfront of 101 Mohawk Trail, Edenton, North Carolina (casual dress). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Karios Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 1755, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27906.

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