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Gregg Leslie Storm

d. March 7, 2024


Gregg Leslie Storm was born on February 21, 1944, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Martha and Frank Storm. One of seven children, Gregg and his siblings grew up on Grant Street in Indianapolis. Gregg graduated from Howe High School in 1962 and attended Indiana Central for two years before marrying his first wife. He tried his hand in the advertising industry, insurance sales and got a real estate broker license prior to finding his niche in carpentry. He was a skilled finish carpenter with an exacting eye for detail and design. He was a craftsman in the truest sense of the word. Gregg’s work had many homes- restaurants, commercial businesses, houses, advertising sets, bars, his kids’ houses, and artwork. He even lent his hand to building concert sets for the likes of U2, AC/DC, Rod Stewart, and Pink Floyd. With every endeavor, his gift for gab led to a new lifelong friendship.


Gregg had many loves, but at the forefront were his family and close friends. They were his world and there was always room to make a new friend. He loved being in the midst of company. He certainly found solitude and solace at the end of his pier at midnight star gazing; however, more times than not, Gregg was talking with friends and family over some peel and eat shrimp, red beans and rice, and a frosty beverage. With children scattered across multiple states and family and friends centered in Indiana, phones were always an important extension of Gregg’s left hand. Conversations were long and covered everything from the weather to his favorite thrift store, Emmy’s, in Fairhope. He really paid money to the phrase “to talk up a Storm.” Gregg’s pier on Fish River may have been his sanctuary but he loved to invite people to join him. He always said, “the more the merrier!” It is here that he befriended a group affectionately known as the “River Rats”.


Gregg was known for his love of a good bargain, whether it be groceries, cars, antiques or just about anything else. As he got older, he loved to spend time perusing deals on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and elsewhere. He liked to chat with his kids about what he found. Sometimes his finds included plants, and he loved his plants! Gregg was especially fond of Mediterranean and tropical plants. This was so much so that he would not only cross county lines for a deal on plants, he would also cross state lines! There is a tale that Gregg took a trailer to Cantonment to dig up multiple palm trees using nothing but a hand trowel. He loved to experiment with the bargains he got at the grocery store after spending hours shopping. He mixed his various flavored coffees to create new flavors and liked to fashion his own semi-homemade baked items from cake mixes. He was renowned for his ribs and his brisket, as well as his breakfast burritos, which were a hot black-market item at Fairhope High School when his youngest sons were in attendance. 


Gregg had many monikers. His siblings and Indianapolis denizens knew him as Murphy or Murph. The River Rats and other Baldwin County locals knew him as Stormy. His children and grandchildren knew him as P-Paw, Pops, or Dad. However, no matter what he was called, he always said, "You can call me whatever you like, but don't call me late for dinner!" Such a phrase summed up Gregg's personality and character. He was ever the jokester, props, and phrases were a necessary part of his wheelhouse. And boy, did he have a plethora of phrases. He was a man outside of time as he was a lover of cooking, a lover of dancing socials, a lover of life and a good time, and a lover of his village. Gregg spared no expense when it came to time spent with the activities he loved and the ones he loved. As the saying goes "It takes a village," and the village that Gregg fostered and raised became the village to care for his need, celebrate him, and cherish him. It was this same village that gathered around Gregg's bed in the USA hospital ICU, and in the midst of loved ones he breathed his last breath at 5:42PM on March 7th, Gregg Leslie Storm passed the "frosty beverage" shaped baton of his legacy to family and friends.


Gregg leaves behind his wife Linda Sanchez Storm, son Jason (Kim) Storm, daughter Jena (Pete) Stacey, son Ryan Sanchez, daughter Rachel (Nick) Carlton, son Ty (Hayley) Storm, son Adrian (Tiffany) Storm, ten grandchildren (Shannon, Brent, Lily, Liam, Lydia, Dominic, Brynleigh, Daneve, Brielle, and Axel), siblings Nancy Hawkins, Evan Storm and Liann LaRussa and the cats who owned him. He is preceded in death by his parents Martha and Frank Storm, sister Paula Storm, brother PG Storm, brother Randy Storm and granddaughter Sophie Stacey.


A celebration of Gregg’s life will be held at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral, Fairhope, on Monday, March 25, with visitations at 11:00AM and service 12:00PM.



Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home


19698 S Greeno Rd

Fairhope, AL 36532

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