Raymond Lewis Strong, Raymond was born in Newgulf, TX to Elmer Burrell and Mary Anna Pyssen Strong on January 12, 1935 and died on March 27, 2014 at the age of 79. He lived his early years in Newgulf and Liberty, TX and later moved to Beaumont, TX in 1952. Raymond graduated from South Park High School in 1954 and accepted an athletic scholarship to McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA where he played halfback for the Cowboys. Raymond is a veteran of the Korean War and served in the US Navy and US Naval Reserve until 1961. He received an honorable discharge at the rank of Petty Officer Second Class in 1961. After his military service he completed his education at Lamar University and worked at DuPont until his retirement in 1985. For the remainder of his life, he continued working with investments in real estate and rental properties. After retirement, Raymond lived part time in Bedias, TX until permanently relocating to Spurger, TX in 2005. Raymond married Brenda Roselyn Condon in 1959. He is survived by Brenda, his wife of 54 years, his Daughter Rachael Rogers husband Danny, his son Ronald Strong and wife Azalia, his grandchildren Ryan and Cody Sheppard, Reagan and Rory Strong, Colby, Alexander and Jeffery Rogers and Ashley Bailey. He is also survived by his brother Beryl Strong (m. JoLynn) of Albuquerque, N.M. and Elmer George Strong (m. Gayle) of Tucson, AZ along with numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5th at Broussard's Funeral Home in Silsbee, TX. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in his name to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, Anayat House, the Humane Society of South East Texas or a
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 3, 2014