Marlon L. Story

STORY,
Marlon Lovell Story was born December 28, 1954 and departed this life on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 3:15pm.
Marlon was a laid back, quiet person whose smile would light up the room. A kind gentle soul who always had something funny to say, one of his favorite phrases was “Whatever” with an emphasis on the “WHAT”.

Marlon was born and raised in Centenary United Methodist Church. He graduated from Linden McKinley High School in 1973. Marlon did a brief stint in the United States Army. He met Denise Jefferson at T J’s restaurant and they have been together for 33 years.

Marlon’s interests were all sports & cars. He was an avid sports fan. He loved his Buckeyes and his Browns. Marlon loved his vehicles and took pride in their appearance.
He had been employed at Siliker Labs for 19 years where he was a well-respected valued employee who loved to travel the highways of Ohio every day. Marlon loved playing the lottery and appeared on Cash Explosion.

Marlon is preceded in death by his Father, James L. Story, Emerson, AR. He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted mother, Margaret Story, Emerson AR. His love of a lifetime, Denise Jefferson, his daughters Jennifer Woodson Stewart, Alice Jefferson , Deirdre Jefferson, his sons, Malcolm Story, Diondre Jefferson& Jerry Jefferson. His sisters Jill Story, Columbus OH, Tara Story, Emerson AR, one brother Rev James E. & Jennifer Story, Arkadelphia AR. 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren 11 nieces & nephews, 7 great nieces& nephews, many aunts & uncles and many many cousins and dear friends.
Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:30am Friday November 21, 2014 at Centenary United Methodist Church 2048 Denune Ave. Interment Monday in Arkansas a the Story Family Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Marlon you will be missed so much!!! Make them laugh in heaven!! My thoughts and prayers are will the Story family.

  2. Lisa and Marcus Fude :

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the Story Family. We had the pleasure of working with Marlon for many years being an account he visited daily on his travels around Ohio. He was always a kind, generous and loving person. Happy and loving life no matter the circumstances! He greeted us each day with, “It’s a beautiful day!” Marlon will be greatly missed, but his memory will continue to touch all who knew him.

  3. Min.James q Scott& Elder Cathy Scott :

    We are praying for your family that you find peace in the misdt of it all. Weeping may endue for a night ( season) But joy comes in the morning. Peace and Grace be unto you and your love ones.

  4. I love you, big brother. I wish we had more time together, but I will keep every memory of you in my heart forever.

    Your baby sister

  5. Jennifer Woodson Stewart :

    I’m going to really miss you daddy!! I love you can’t wait to see you next lifetime

  6. I’ll miss you dearly brother-in-law. May your soul and spirit rise above the tide and rest in peace.

  7. Myra Hawkins-Newbern :

    I was really sad to learn of Marlon’s passing. Whenever we saw each other, we always talked football especially about the Cleveland Browns or the Cincinnati Bengals. The last time we talked was the Thursday evening before they played that night & Marlon was outside in his vehicle when I got home from work talking about those BROWNS & how they were going to beat my BENGALS. I’m sure he was happy that night because yes they did beat my Bengals 24-3!!! I’m certainly gonna miss joking with him about football & those CLEVELAND BROWNS!

    Denise & family, thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Although Marlon is physically gone from this earth, but his memories will live in your hearts forever!!!

    I know there is going to be some hard day’s ahead especially with the holidays coming, but LEAN TO GOD FOR CONTINUED COMFORT & STRENGTH!!! He will surely see you through.

    Many blessings to you!!!

  8. I work at Birchwood Foods and always looked forward to Marlon daily visit and he always said it is a beautiful day no matter what the weather .He seemed to always enjoy life to the fullest.

  9. Kurt Anson Younger :

    Just know this…You will be sadly missed and thank you for passing through my life. I am 57 and we have known each other and been friends for over 50 years. ..Love and always miss you!!! REST in Heaven my FRIEND!!
    KURT ANSON YOUNGER
    18th Ave Lives!!!

  10. Story family know that your friends are praying for you at this most difficult time. I grew up with Jill and Marlon and my heart was truly saddened to hear of his passing. But the word says O death where is your sting. God will get you through this. Talley family

  11. I was saddened to hear of Marlon’s passing. I worked with Marlon at Silliker Labs for nearly 10 years. He was a happy, pleasant person to be around and will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences go to his family.

  12. Marlon,

    You will be sadly missed. Thank you for being a great friend and person you were. You will never be forgotten . RIP MARLON
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Story family & friends.

  13. Merle,
    No words I have could explain how I thought you would always be around. Forgive me for my absence, but know your little cousin, always called”Annie Mae” by you only, will love you forever. Rest in God’s Arms now, until we meet again.

  14. Marlon was a beautiful spirit and will forever remain in my heart. Memories of our trips to Arkansas are vivid in my mind. He always made us laugh. Marlon had a strong sense of family and often reached out on Facebook to keep in touch. He is resting in God’s arms now, but will forever be present in our hearts. Love you Cuz! My prayers and love go out to my Family.

  15. Howard K. Tyler State Farm Insurance Company :

    To Ms. Denise Jefferson and family we here at State Farm Insurance are always here for you. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

    State Fram Insurance Office
    Howard Tyler Agent
    Gloria Tyler Office Manager
    Gwen Church Sales Specialist

  16. Jeanell & Michkael Copeland :

    R.I.L. big brother…..we already know you and daddy are having a laughing good time….♡♡♡

  17. Linda Story Hollis :

    Dear Family,
    “Some folks come into our lives and quickly go, other stay for a while leaving footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same”. MARLON was just that person. The footprints left behind touched this family and will forever be a part of us.

  18. Joe and Celia Roberts :

    Our prayers go out to you and all of your family!!! May you find comfort knowing that so many people love you and are praying for you all.
    Love Celia & Joe Roberts (Lori, Kim and Jodi)

  19. Michael Anthony Eggleton :

    As I reflect on the things that we used to do growing up, I can’t help but to laugh out loud! When I heard of your passing the thoughts of yester year flooded my mind. RIP my friend and “May The Lord watch between me and thee until we meet again”, love u man…East 18th you were my village. Thoughts and prayers are with your family , Mrs. Story, Jill and Rev. James (Beetle) .

    Michael Anthony Eggleton

  20. Christopher Dyson :

    Marlon S., Gone but will NEVER be 4gotten… Big Ups,Cous’!!! 🙂

  21. Susan, Brian, Kelley and Tanner Walrath :

    Marlon will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I worked with Marlon through most of his career at Silliker. He was always ready with a smile to brighten the day. My boys would always ask if they would get to see him on their visits to the lab, even when they got older and did not visit as frequently they always remembered him, his quick smile and a joke to share.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Susan Walrath

  22. denise jefferson -story :

    I WILL LOVE MY HUSBAND FRIEND SOLE MATE MY ROCK THAT HELP ME BE THE STRONG WOMEN I HAVE TURN OUT TO BE. IF YOU NEED TO SEE A STRONG BLACK WOMEN YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND A STRONG BLACK MEN THAT WILL ALWAYS HAVE HER . TO PICK YOU UP WHEN FALL . I LOVE YOU WILL ALWAYS NEED YOU.

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