Larence Elden Strong, 92

Funeral services for Larence Elden Strong, 92, of Springfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2023, at Cherry Street Baptist Church in Springfield. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to service time. Burial will be at Pontiac Cemetery. 

He died at 2:20 p.m. March 7, after a long illness in Springfield. 

Larence was born in Chandler, Oklahoma, in 1930 to Homer and Rutha (Johnson) Strong and was the seventh son of a large family of 14 brothers and two sisters.

He lived a full life, always helping others through the church. He absolutely loved to camp and fish.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Jaunita J. Strong; daughter Deborah G. Whitesides and husband Dallas; son Larry L. Strong and wife Haylan; one granddaughter Lyssa; one great-grandson Seth; brother Charles and wife Jurldeen; sisters-in-law Christine and Peggy; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cherry Street Baptist missionary fund. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville. 

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