Sampson Paul Stork, 75, of Valdosta, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina on July 3, 1942 to the late William and Anne Paul Stork. Paul was employed by Bell South/AT&T, serving as Vice President of centralized operations. He was a very active member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church. Paul enjoyed fishing, reading, and golfing. He also enjoyed football and wrestling. He was a member of the 1960 Citadel Tangerine Bowl Championship football team and the 1961 Southern Conference Championship team. Paul was the state champion wrestler for Myers Park High School in Charlotte and also won state wrestler of the year award in 1960. He went on to wrestle at the Citadel. Wrestling was a passion of his that later transformed into being a referee of the sport in Columbia, South Carolina for many years.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine and Chris Buescher, Ann and Jim Stewart; son and daughter-in-law, William S., III and Lindsey Stork; brothers and sisters-in-law, W. Spence, Jr. and Margie Stork, John C. and Lisa Stork, Joseph Lee and Cathy Stork; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Carl Bryngelson; grandchildren, Caroline Elizabeth Buescher, Suzanne Buescher, Christopher Buescher, Alston Stewart, Sydney Stewart, Blythe Stork, Spence Stork; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne Rouse Stork and his parents.
An inurnment will occur at 11 am at Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC. A memorial service will be held at 1pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3909 Forest Dr., Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends from 12-1 pm at the church. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com Carson McLane.
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Posted on: 2017-11-14
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