Randall “Poppy” Story

Published 2:36 pm Friday, June 9, 2023

Randall “Poppy” Story, 81, of Waynesburg, KY passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at his home. Born September 13, 1941, he was the son of the late Henry Carter and Bertha Payne Story. Randy was a US Army Vietnam Veteran and a graduate of the University of KY with a master’s degree in education.

Randy was employed for over 25 years by the Lincoln County Board of Education where he taught math at Kings Mtn. Memorial and made many friends. He loved coaching basketball at Kings Mtn. School and was an avid sports fan. Randy played softball competitively until he was 55 years old earning his nickname, Round Man. Randy was a life-time member of Eubank Baptist Church. He was a joy to many and was known for always helping others. In addition to teaching, Randy was a lifelong farmer. He loved working on the family farm. Many families and tables were blessed with produce grown by him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Margaret Hodge Story; three daughters: Jacqueline (Donald) Beaman of Sebring, FL, Wendy (Jimmy) Dick of Lexington, and Tara Phelps of Somerset; brother, Glen (Annette) Story of Waynesburg; sister, Phyllis (Carl) McMichael of Louisville; seven grandchildren: Tia Caldwell, Robbie Caldwell, Madison Beaman, Austin Dick, Alex Dick, Tyler Phelps, and Tripp Randall Phelps; and four great grandchildren: D.J., Briannah, Edward, and Ethan; and many nieces and nephews that he was very fond of.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Tucker Wayne Phelps and seven siblings: Georgia, Willard, Harold, Selma, Wilma, Ray, and Darrel. Visitation is 5:30-8:30 pm, Friday, June 9 at Eubank Baptist Church. Funeral Service will be at 12 pm, Saturday with visitation starting at 10:30 am. Bro. Scott Hughes will be officiating. Burial is at Eubank Cemetery. Pallbearers are Austin Dick, Alex Dick, Tyler Phelps, Dale Padgett, Jeff Gooch, Don Story, Mark Story, and Scott McMichael. Honorary pallbearers are Tripp Phelps, Bobby Webb, Lanny Hubbard, Joe Bunch, Shannon Hatter, Jack Blair, and Perry Webb. Guestbook is available at www.wlpruitt.com.