John Robert Storey

October 8, 1938 - August 14, 2018

John Robert Storey, 79, of Salt Lake City, Utah went home to meet his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday August 14, 2018 following vigorous battles of cancer and dementia.  

Born October 8,1938 to Margaret Storey and John Russell Storey in Jacksonville, IL.  Graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School.  

He started his career with the US Postal Service in Illinois.  He married Nelia Dalton June 10, 1958 and moved to Salt Lake in 1960.  Robert continued as a mail carrier until 1986 when he was promoted to a Supervisor.  He was beloved by his employees until his retirement in 1991. 

Survived by his wife of 60 years, Nelia Noel Dalton Storey; three children Jeff (Tina) Storey, Dave (Shelly) Storey and Robyn (Scott) Toth; five grandchildren, Jesse Storey, Sean (Megan) Storey, Ryan (Katie) Toth, Christopher Toth, and Megan Toth; and four great grandchildren Oceanna, Hazel, Zakk, and Daisha.  

A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Saturday, August 18th at 2:00 pm at Risen Life Church, 2780 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City. 

The next time you hear a train in the distance, think of our dad, grandpa, papa, his love for the railroad and know he's smiling.

The family would like to thank the wonderful hospice care team Becky, Anthony, Katie, and Tammy.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Solstice Home Health Care and Hospice providers. 

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