Clarence Everett Strong of Booneville, Arkansas passed from this life, Monday, February 25, 2019 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Clarence was born December 14, 1947 to John A. Strong and Marie A. (Bryant) Strong in Lake City, Arkansas. He was 71 years, 2 months and 11 days old.
Clarence proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He enjoyed tinkering with mechanic work and building stuff. He loved his family and he was very fond of his dog.
Clarence leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Chastity Strong, three sons, Mark Churchman, Everett Strong and Steven and Chantal Strong. Clarence will forever remain in the hearts of grandchildren. Clarence is also survived by three sisters, Irene Preston, Helen Cockerill and Bernice Ford. Clarence will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including numerous nieces and nephews, neighbors, friends and loved ones.
Clarence is preceded in death by his wife, Marie McCubbin Strong, his parents, John Strong and Marie Bryant, two sons: B.J. Strong and Barry Strong, and his siblings: Ray, Norman, Freddy, Tom, Johnny, John, Joe, Bruce, Maxine, Imagene, Shirley, Ruth Ann and Billie and one grandson, Thomas.
Clarence's graveside life celebration will be Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Ware Chapel Cemetery near Scranton, Arkansas. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Clarence's pallbearers will be Mark Churchman, Everett Strong, Steven Strong, Wayne Preston, Jason Phillips and Roy LaRue.
Clarence's visitation will be Thursday, February 28, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.