Margie Faye Strong, 85, of Center, Texas passed away on June 12, 2018 in Center. She was born on October 27, 1932 in the Aiken Community in Center to George Holder and Clara Stewart Holder. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Travis Lee and Bro. Robert Strong officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.
Margie grew up in the Waterman Community. While she was working at Old Hailey Motel, she met Billy Tom Strong. On October 21, 1958, the two were joined in marriage and spent the next 50 years by one another’s side until Billy’s passing in 2008. Margie was a devoted and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and crafting. More than anything, Margie loved the time she got to spend with her children and grandchildren. She had a special friend in her canine companion, Peanut. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Center.
Margie is survived by her son, Bobby Strong and wife, Rebecca; daughters, Irene Vaughn and husband, Glynn and Billie Bright; grandchildren, Travis Lee, Michelle Clark, Thomas Lee, B.J. Bright, Frankie Bright, Bobby Tom “Buddy” Strong, Jr. and Robert Strong; twenty-two great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Tom Strong; parents, George and Clara Holder and brother, James “Buck” Wiley Holder.
Pallbearers will be Travis Lee, Robert Strong, B.J. Bright, Frankie Bright, Thomas Lee, Buddy Strong and Keith Clark.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home of Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.