Rodney’s life began on January 28, 1934, the son of Frank and Grace (Rollings) Storey in El Dorado, Kansas. Rodney graduated from El Dorado High School in 1952, and then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Helen Louise Fowler on February 2, 1957, in El Dorado. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Education in 1960, and a Master’s of Science Degree in 1964 both from Kansas State College of Pittsburg. Rodney was a school administrator and superintendent at the Bob Sikes Elementary School in Crestview, Florida, retiring in 1995. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing and boating.
His loving family includes his brother and his wife, Ernie and Nelma Storey of Bald Knob, Arkansas; numerous family members and friends and his beloved dog, Baby. Rodney was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen in 2014, and a brother, Johnny Storey. Rodney passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017, having reached the age of 83 years old.
His family will gather with friends on Wednesday, September 6, from 5-7 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 7, at 1:00 p.m. both at Carlson Funeral Home with Pastor Andrew Conard of the First United Methodist Church officiating. He will be laid to rest in Walnut Valley Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Compassus Hospice, 5780 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite 230, Osage Beach, Missouri 65065. Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Rodney at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com