David A. Strong
1945 - 2021
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
121 Main St.
Westerly, RI
David A. Strong, 75, of Ashaway, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the Westerly Hospital. Born in Norfolk, VA on October 25, 1945, he was the son of the late Herbert and Bertha (Dow) Strong.
David served proudly in the National Guard Reserves after attending Barrington College. He was a hardworking and dedicated employee for Harris Graphics as a machinist, toolmaker and serving as the President of the union. He also built motorcycles and cars along with doing auto body work and carpentry. Everyone loved David. He had a big personality and enjoyed a good laugh and to joke around. "The earth lost a great man of integrity but heaven gained the strongest, most loving man we've ever had the honor to hug, cherish and spend time with. His last breath on earth was his first in heaven, from a hospital bed to the streets of gold." Praise God!
He leaves his sons David I. Strong and wife Patricia and Eric T. Strong; grandchildren Isaiah Strong and wife Rachael, Jeremiah Strong and wife Kerrin and Kayla Miranda and husband Felix; great-grandchildren Elijah and Zephaniah Strong and Arianna Miranda. He was predeceased by a sister Linda Holman.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to the Pilgrims Baptist Church, Hopkinton, RI.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St, Westerly, RI.
Funeral services and burial will be held privately by the family.
For online condolences, please visit www.buckler-johnston.com.
Published by The Westerly Sun on Aug. 29, 2021.
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Calling hours
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
121 Main St., Westerly, RI
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so so sorry for your lost will be mist by many
todd sunderland
August 29, 2021
I will always be comforted by the memory of Mr. Strong attending my mom's memorial service. We talked and hugged after the service..we both bonded in the truth of Jesus' love. I am comforted in knowing his heart belongs to our Heavenly Father...where he rests in the comfort of Jesus.
Darlene Tashea
August 28, 2021
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