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 Edward “Red” Strong

Edward “Red” Strong

Fannin, Goliad County, Texas, USA
Death 8 Jun 2012 (aged 92)
Texas, USA
Burial Fannin, Goliad County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 101249413 · View Source
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Edward "Red" Strong, of Fannin, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012. He was born August 19, 1919, in Fannin to Mary Goff Strong and Nathaniel Strong. He spent his youth growing up in Fannin, and then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps as a young man, going to the West Coast working in forestry and firefighting.

He proudly served his country during WWII as a merchant seaman and afterward began a long career with Texas Marine and Industrial Supply in Houston, TX. He retired from Texas Marine after 34 years, and began his 2nd career of working on his ranch in Fannin.

His favorite things were helping others, being with his family, hunting and fishing, working with the land, being outdoors, and woodworking and building. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jewel Bego Strong, and his daughters Myra Heard (and husband Allen), Cynthia Barfield (and husband Bennie), sister Idabel Payne, and granddaughter Alana Barfield. Also niece Deborah Gamblin (and husband Danny), nephew Pat Bego, and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 10, from 6-8pm at Goliad Funeral Home on Ward St. in Goliad. Funeral will be held Monday, June 11, at 10am at Fannin United Methodist Church in Fannin.

Interment was at Live Oak Cemetery following the service. Pallbearers include Allen Heard, Neil Heard, Bennie Barfield, Pat Bego, Danny Gamblin, and Arnulfo Narvaez. Donations can be made to Fannin UMC or Alzcare of Victoria.

Published by Goliad Funeral Home

Member #47346615 graciously provided the following information: place of birth: Goliad, Goliad Co., Texas (despite his obituary, his birth certificate lists the city of Goliad as the location of birth; his parents' residence on the certificate was listed as Goliad Co. [i.e. likely in Fannin])

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  • Created by: LJCL16
  • Added: 25 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101249413
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward “Red” Strong (19 Aug 1919–8 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101249413, citing Live Oak Cemetery, Fannin, Goliad County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by LJCL16 (contributor 47878768) .