Tuesday, July 24, 2007

RIP: "Wild Bill" Storey

Posted By on Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 4:00 AM

It's been a rough year for late-night life in the city. First Raiford's Hollywood Disco closed, now comes the news that the proprietor of Wild Bill's, beloved Vollintine Avenue juke joint has died.

Willie Storey passed away Sunday morning at his home. A Wild Bill's employee reported his age as 88. Funeral and memorial arrangements are pending. The club employee says that Storey's wife will try to keep Wild Bill's open.

Check back with memphisflyer.com for further details on Storey's funeral and a memorial service at his eponymous club.

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