Mr. Strause was born Aug. 21, 1945, in George West to Bob and Thelma (Pugh) Strause. He attended George West High School and married Jean Wood in George West on Aug. 20, 1982. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of Oakville Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Sheena Strause.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Strause of Oakville; two sons, Robert (Valerie) Strause of George West and David Strause of Annaville; a brother, Buddy Strause of El Paso; two sisters, Patsie (George) Harris of Portland and Dora Jo (James) Jungman of George West; three grandchildren, Adam Strause, Samantha Strause and Emily Strause; and Kim Strause.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Galloway Chapel in George West.
A graveside service was conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at Simmons Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Stogner and Rev. Ed Bennett officiating.
Pallbearers were Jim Teal, Scooter Koonce, Seth Strause, Matt Jungman, Tyrel Humphries and Stacy Little.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home, Three Rivers