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William Arthur Strong


Visitation Location:

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Service Location:
Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO

Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heartland Hospice in Butler, MO, or High Street Baptist Church in Springfield, MO, in care of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs, MO.

William (Bill) Arthur Strong, age 89, of El Dorado Springs, MO, formerly of Springfield, MO, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility in Stockton, MO, with his wife by his side.

William was born December 22, 1926, at Mansfield, MO. He moved to Springfield as a young boy to live with his grandparents.

Bill served in the Navy in the South Pacific in World War II.

Bill married Dolores Jean Porter on November 21, 1953, and they were married almost 63 years.

Bill started working at a young age and worked at numerous places. In 1953 he began his career at Lily Tulip/Owens of Illinois. He became a supervisor, retired in 1983, and went back as a consultant for five years. He later became a driver for a Limousine Company in Springfield, MO, and traveled over the United States delivering cars.

Bill was saved as a young boy. After he and Dolores were married he became a member of High Street Baptist Church where he served over 50 years.

Bill was a hard worker who enjoyed his life and family very much. He had a passion for music. He was a guitar player for many years and played locally. In his younger years he had his pilot's license and enjoyed flying small engine planes. He also enjoyed fishing and spending time at the lake.

Preceding him in death were his father Leslie Isam Strong, his mother Irene Knight and one sister.

Survivors include children: William Gregory (Greg) Strong and Gina, Jill Norval and Rusty, and a very special daughter-in-law Robie; grandchildren: Shawn Strong and Kelley, Brandi O'Reilly and Ryan, Erika Murry and Nathan, Nick Norval and Brooke and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Bill Strong will be held Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, MO, officiated by Bro. A.R. Wilson under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are: Greg Strong, Rusty Norval, Shawn Strong, Ryan O'Reilly, Nathan Murry and Nick Norval.

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