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