Mr. John Winston “Winfred” Strong — 1927-2019

Published 10:37 pm Monday, September 9, 2019

Mr. John Winston “Winfred” Strong, 92, of West Point, passed away on Sept. 7 at his residence. 

He was born on April 2, 1927, in Malone.

Mr. Strong is survived by his children, Linda Faye (Lynn) Duncan, Larry Winston (Ginger) Strong and Jerry Wayne (Glenda) Strong; his sister, Leona Strong Lake; his 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Nellie Ruth Messer Strong; his daughter, Shelia J. Spires; his grandson, Larry Scott “Scottie” Strong; his father, Leon Strong; his mother, Lillie Knight Strong; his sisters, Catherine Smith, Ruthie Hamlett, Alvie Mae Lake, Pearl Oliver and Annie O’Dean Hayes; and his brother, Andrew Earl Strong.

Mr. Strong was an active member of Davidson Baptist Church in West Point where he served as a Deacon and enjoyed helping others. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. 

He enjoyed farming. He loved and enjoyed his family.

Funeral services will be held on Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. EDT. at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment will follow in Marseilles Cemetery. 

The revered Howard Longshore and the Rev. Larry Cummins will officiate. The family received friends on Monday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. EDT. at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.

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Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.