Byron Samuel Strong

Born: Sat., Apr. 26, 1947
Died: Sat., Jul. 14, 2018


Funeral Service

9:00 AM Tue., Jul. 17, 2018
Location: Mission Assembly of God Church

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Byron Samuel Strong 71, of Pendleton, OR went home to be with the Lord and his wife Myrna on July 14, 2018. He was born to Byron and Dolores (Stevens) Strong in Pendleton, Or on April 26, 1947. He was raised at McKay Creek by his grandparents Emma Jones and Samuel Luton. He attended school in Pilot Rock and Madras. He worked as a mechanic most of his life. He loved fast cars and loved to go fast. He was an avid horseman, hunter and fisherman. He was known to go hunting on horseback and would always come home with something tied over his saddle. He loved the outdoors and taught his nephews to love it as well. He taught them to fish and hunt. He was married to Myrna Strong for 27 years before she passed away in November 2017. Together they raised their nephews Daniel Redelk, Tommy and Syd Thompson. He taught them many important lessons. He loved football and spent many days tossing the ball around with them. He even played tackle football in the gravel driveway with them and never complained when he got tackled. He is survived by his children: Alice (Dan) Spaulding, Lori (Bill) Picard, Teresa (James) Oatman all of Idaho and Tannon Shippentower of Pendleton, Or; step father William Burke, sisters Beverly Winn, Bonnie Burke, and Robin (Jim) Turk; brother Randy (Kathie) Burke all of Pendleton, Or; 14 grandchildren, 5 great grand children and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Francis Lee Burke, brothers Christopher Dean and Sidney Gene Burke, along with his parents and grandparents. Services were held Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:00 am at Mission Assembly of God with burial at Tutuila Cemetery.

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Rene Garoutte
   Posted Thu July 19, 2018
Sorry for your loss ,pilot Rock was a good tow to go to school and have friends.

Ron Yapp
   Posted Mon July 23, 2018
My condolences to Sam's family and friends, Sam and I had some fun times as young teenagers, I was sixteen Sam was a year older, anyway he let me drive his '56 Chevy, with a corvette motor, six 2 barrel carbs, and a 4spd. tranny, we went to the rodeo in Tygh Valley, Ore., talk about a blast! Anyway, sorry for your loss. Would like to hear from you Beverly and touch base, take care and God Bless all of Sam's family...

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