Jerry Wayne Strong


Jerry Wayne Strong, 69, of Tenaha, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Josh Crawford officiating.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Born November 27, 1950, in Center, Jerry is the son of the late Alvin Lee Strong and Anna Bell Eddins Strong.  He worked as carpenter for many years.  In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by:
His daughters: 
Kelsey Strong of Tenaha
Ann Strong and Casey Langford of Longview
Joanna Strong of Hawkins

Brothers and sister: 
Alvin Strong of Center
Cecil Strong and wife Karie of Center
Waymon Strong of Longview
Johnnie Higginbotham of San Augustine
T.W. Strong of Carthage

Five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Buddy Strong; and sister, Marie Born.

Pallbearers will be Greg Tomlinson, Brayden Strong, Tyler Beard, Dawson Strong, Darryn Strong, Landon Windham, and Adam Jernigan. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry’s brothers.

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