Woody Story dies at age 94

HENRICO, Va. — Luther Woodrow “Woody” Story of James River Transportation died last month. He was 94.

Story sold cars before beginning his career at James River Bus Lines in Richmond in the mid-1950s. He purchased the company in the mid-70s and enjoyed his lifelong love of the transportation business.

He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the Destroyer Escort USS Levy.

His wife, Anne Webster Story; his brothers, E. Seldon Story, Leon O. Story, Willie T. Story and Norwood P. Story; and his sister, Beatrice Daniels, preceded Story in death.

Story is survived by his three children, Dr. L. Woodrow “Woody” Story Jr. (Gloria), Diane Story Hall (Gene) and Stephen W. Story (Rhonda); eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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