William "Lynn" Strong was born June 30, 1961 in Kansas City, Kansas. He passed away on April 27, 2012 at the age of 50 in Gainesville, Missouri. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His first and greatest love was his family and many friends. He also had a great love of guns which he shared with one of his greatest friends and compadre Kent Suter. Lynn was an Iron worker for Wal-Mart Distribution Center for 15 years.
He is survived by his father and mother, Landon and Margaret Strong, a sister Diane Riley, husband Jeff Riley, their grandson Connor, his brother Lonnie Strong, wife Michelle Strong, all of Gainesville. His niece Ladonna Harvey, husband William Harvey, three great nieces, Ella, Haley and Alyssa of Manila, Ark. Aunt Mildred Streeter, husband Paul Streeter of Centralia, Ks. and first cousins Sharon, Cheryl, Charles and Billy Joe Collins of K.C., Kansas, Ruby Collins of Linneus, Mo., Sherry Patterson of Utah and Debbie Anderson of Gainesville, Mo.
He is preceded in death by a sister Donna Strong, Grandparents Ella and Webb Strong, Dorthey Swigert and Jack Carroll, three Aunts and Uncles Mary and Jess Graham of McLouth, KS, Myrtle and Bill Jones, Anna and Hershel Anderson all of Gainesville, MO; one Uncle Johnny Carroll of Casper, Wyoming and wife T.J.Howard of Theodosia, Mo., and an uncle Charles Collins Sr. of Linneus, Mo.
Visitation for Lynn is Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO. Services will be Monday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Faye Cemmetery.
Lynn loved life and lived it to its fullest. He never knew a stanger. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have been a part of his amazing life. Until we meet again.