Richard W. Storey, Sr. of Bowling Green died peacefully on May 27, at Magnolia Village Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Formerly of Lexington and Jenkins, Richard was a retired mining engineer whose long career took him to live in various places around the world including India, Korea, Turkey, South Africa, Australia, and the Philippines.
The Lynch native was the son of the late Watson and Pearl Storey and was the widower of Olivia Storey.
He is survived by four children: Richard Storey, Jr. and wife Liz of Bowling Green, Anne Storey of Vienna, Austria, Beth Kaplan and husband Phil of Atlanta, Ga., and Jeff Storey and wife Darlene of Ringgold, Ga.; four grandchildren, Rich Storey of Nashville, Ben Storey of Bowling Green, Lisa Buijs of Vienna, Austria, and Emily Storey of Kennesaw, Ga.; and five greatgrandchildren.
He received his B.S. from the University of Kentucky in 1944 and was honored by UK in 2012 as a Distinguished Alumni of the Mining Engineering Foundation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kerr Bros. Funeral Home in Lexington with grave-side services planned for a later date.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Magnolia Village or Bowling Green Retirement Village, both in Bowling Green.