Robert W. Strong

February 2, 2010

Robert W. Strong 75, of Lafayette, IN, died at 9:35 p.m. February 2, 2010 at Lafayette Home Hospital. Born August 10, 1934 in Wise County, Virginia to Francis & Lucille (Trent) Strong. He married Oma Nell Pillion on August 10, 1957 and she survives. Mr. Strong moved to Indiana in 1952 and was a graduate of Frankfort High School. He moved from Frankfort to Lafayette four years ago. He retired from General Motors in Kokomo in 1999 after 27 ½ years. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served from 1955-1959. His memberships include, Faith Baptist Church, Vesta Masonic Lodge #136 where he was Past Master, Past Worthy Patron of O.E.S. #592, Worthy Grand Patron Indiana Grand Chapter from 1993-1994, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Eagles Lodge and American Legion. He loved the Lord and his family, enjoyed bluegrass music and playing his harmonica.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Friday, February 5, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. A Masonic Service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Private Family Services will be held on Saturday with burial in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Vesta Masonic Lodge, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Oma Nell Strong of Lafayette Son: Michael (Lisa) Strong of Frankfort Grandson: Chad Strong at home Brother: Joe (Joyce) Bishop of Seymour Sister: Melena (Jody) Bishop of Virginia Special Members of his family: Sister-in-Law: Chris Clark of Frankfort and Niece: Paige Clark of Frankfort

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 sisters.


3 Condolences for “Robert W. Strong”

  1. Doris and Eldon Byers February 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Oma Nell – We were so sorry to learn of Bob’s death. We know that he has had a rough time the last several years, but it is still so very difficult for you to lose him. We also know that that he loved the Lord so there is no doubt that he is in Heaven. We will keep you in our prayers so that you will have the strength that you need in the coming days, weeks, and months. Angel Love from us.

  2. John & Grace Miller February 5, 2010 at 8:52 am

    To the Strong Family,
    Please accept our most sincere condolences. We always thought very highly of Bob and his entire family John & Grace Miller , May God bless you all..

  3. John Kramer February 5, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Mike –
    My condolences to you and your mother on the loss of your father. I regret that the weather took a turn for the worse today, in particular this afternoon, as I wanted to come pay my respects to you. But I’m sure you can appreciate that traveling is quite the challenge this afternoon/evening. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. God delivers us many wonderful opportunities and at other times, will challenge us, particularly when are hearts are heavy at the time of a loved ones passing. But know that he is good and those that have faith will rebound and be stronger knowing that their loved ones are being cared for in a very special place.

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