James Taylor Strong
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James Taylor Strong
James Taylor Strong
James Taylor Strong, 72, passed away on November 26, 2013. He was born on October 11, 1941, in Beeville, Texas, to Taylor and Eleanora (Range) Strong. He graduated from Skidmore-Tynan High School in 1959 and attended Texas A&I. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1964 and the reserve from 1964 to 1966. James married Betty Peak on January 5, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas. He was a resident of Spring, Texas until 1998 when he and his family moved to Skidmore, Texas. He retired from the oil and gas industry and was owner of Papa’s Market in Skidmore. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Skidmore and a former member of the Skidmore Water District Board. He enjoyed vacations with his family (Alaska and Walt Disney World), watching his granddaughters play volleyball, and going to Las Vegas with his daughter and son-in-law.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Strong of Skidmore; daughter, Stephanie Strong Langner and husband Wade of Tomball; two grandchildren, Ashlyn Suzanne Langner and Kaelyn Nicole Langner and one sister, Linda Strong Raven and husband Jim of Victoria.

Visitation was from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2013, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sharon Steinmeyer officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore.

Pallbearers were David Baker, Bill Carriger, Will Carriger, Daryn Shaw, Wesley Thoms, and Jose Valdez. Honorary pallbearers were George Baker, Charles Blasche, Raul “Chino” Gonzales, Bill Lee, Buddy Payne, Jim Raven, Don Spickerman, and Dudley Thoms.

In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675,

Gallloway & Sons Funeral Home

Beeville, TX
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