Rex B H Story Jr., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday October 27, 2020 in DEPAUL Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. A visitation will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. A Private Service for the family will follow. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors. As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of Facemask or shields is required. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The livestream of the private service can be viewed at https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/95925518 on Tuesday, November 3, at 12:00 p.m.
Survivors include his daughters, Debra (Keith) Hovis of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Jo (Michael) Cavel of Omaha, Nebraska, and Susan (Joseph) Henke of St Charles, Missouri, and his brothers, Robert (Grace) Story of Cresco, Iowa and Donald (Martha) Story of Osage Beach, Missouri. Also surviving are 6 grand children, Karen (Tim) Eubanks, Scott (Jennifer) Hovis, Patrick (Maria) Vance, Kory (Ashlyn) Henke, Cristen Cavel, and Hannah Henke and 7 great grandchildren, Isaac and Elijah Eubanks, Charlotte, Natalie and Paige Hovis, and Rex and Waylon Vance. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Doris Ann Story.
Rex was born January 29, 1932, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the oldest son of Rex B.H. and Wilma (Goldsworthy) Story, Sr. He graduated from Marion High School in 1949 and thereafter served in the US Navy in the Caribbean. He married Doris Ann Porter on May 31, 1953 in Marion, Iowa. He worked in retail management and warehouse operations throughout his career and retired from Marcus Distributors. Rex served as Recording Secretary of the St Louis Numismatic Association for ten years and was also a member of the American Philatelic Society and the American Numismatic Association. He enjoyed John Wayne movies, a good book, and, on Friday nights only, a square of dark Hershey’s chocolate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.