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Kenneth B. Storms, LTC (R)

April 3, 1941 ~ July 21, 2020 (age 79)


Kenneth B. Storms, 79, passed away on July 21, 2020 surrounded by family after a brave and grueling battle against cancer. He will be incredibly missed by his beloved and devoted wife of 53 years Beverly, daughter Cheryl, son Steven, granddaughters Katheryn and Anne Marie, and former daughter- in-law  Chichi. He will also be sadly missed by friends and extended family both near and far.

He was preceded in death by his mother Mildred Bowen Storms; An infant brother and sister; Parents Isaac and Bura Storms; In- laws Oneal and Elaine Melancon. And beloved pet Pounce.

He was a decorated Vietnam War veteran and served in the USAF for over 20 years. He went on to become the head of the Jr.  ROTC program at Terry Sanford High School. His leadership took a program from near ruin to become a top-rated unit. Along the way he helped many young people start their military careers.

He was a man of few words but had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed woodworking, military history, football, and old cowboy movies. But most of all he enjoyed being with his family he loved so dearly, and who so dearly loved him.

The family wishes to thank all those who offered prayers, their support, and words of encouragement. Special gratitude goes to Virginia and Howard Lloyd for all their help and support. To Amanda, Bryan, Tommie, and Cathy, thank you for everything you guys did. Hospice Nurse Stephen and Paulette thank you for your service, kindness and compassion. All of you made our, and our loved ones, horrific journey a little easier.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to the Kenneth B. Storms Scholarship Fund, Terry Sanford High school Jr. ROTC or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Due to Covid-19, a memorial service has been postponed to a later date.

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Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC 28301.

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