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William Strong

William Atlee "Bill" Strong Jr.

January 8, 1954 - October 8, 2020
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Obituary

William Atlee “Bill” Strong, Jr., 66, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, October 8, 2020.

He was born January 8, 1954 in Midland, Texas, son of William Atlee Strong, Sr. and Genevieve Hirschmann Strong.

Bill was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff then graduated high school from Columbia Military Academy.

After working in the various Strong Companies during his youth and early adult years, Bill pursued other career paths until 1988, when he helped launch Strong-Seal Systems, a patented system for blending and applying special corrosion resistant cements to rehabilitate manholes and other sanitary sewer infrastructure. Over the next 30 years, the Strong-Seal System became the most specified and installed family of products in the market. Bill, first as Product Manager then as Sales Manager, was instrumental in recruiting and training certified applicators around the nation and was regarded as an authority in the industry. Since 2013, Bill has been a Partner in the Strong Company, Inc.

Bill was an outdoorsman at heart. He particularly loved hunting and fishing. Bill had a passion for taking care of children and widows. He loved taking his grandchildren with him on his outdoor adventures.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Strong, Sr.; grandson, Sage Damon Strong; and nephew, Kevin Kline.

Survivors include his son, Brian Strong (Christie) of Long Beach, Mississippi; three daughters, Audrey Strong of Pine Bluff, Kira Earnest (Matt) of White Hall and Cassie Evatt (Will) of Pine Bluff; mother, Genevieve Strong of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Annette Kline and Betty Jane Strong, both of Pine Bluff; seven grandchildren, Jake Atlee Strong, Isabella Strong, Triston Evatt, Abigail Strong, Paul Earnest, Atleigh Strong and Anna Earnest; and his life partner, Tonyia Ashley of Pine Bluff.

Services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2020. Attendance will be private, but people are encouraged to watch the livestream at www.RalphRobinsonandSon.com. If there is a disturbance in the livestream due to the recent weather, the service will be recorded and uploaded to the website within 24 hours of the service. There will be no in person visitation due to covid-19 concerns. Family and friends are encouraged to leave typed or video memories of Bill on his page at www.RalphRobinsonandSon.com so the family can refer to them in the weeks and months to come.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Both Hands, P.O. Box 2713, Brentwood, TN 37024 or Sweet Sleep, P.O. Box 40486, Nashville, TN 37024 or the donor's favorite charity.

Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
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    Union Cemetery - Pine Bluff
    Address
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71603
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Spencer Tuell

Posted at 09:25pm
We at Gulf Coast Underground would like to send our deepest sympathies to the Strong family. Billy was a great, honest businessman, and friend.

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Dianne Robinson

Posted at 06:02pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends of Bill Jr. We met at Wesley United Methodist Church many years ago when our parents moved to Pine Bluff and became friends. I have many wonderful memories.
Dianne Brakebill Robinson and family
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JANET HICKS

Posted at 10:34pm
DEAR ANNETTE, BETTY, AND MRS. STRONG ,WE,RE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF BILLS' PASSING . I (JANET), WILL NEVER FORGET AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT SWEET, GOOD LOOKING BOY WHO WAS ALWAYS TOO FAST FOR ME AND THE OTHER GIRLS TO CATCH HIM DURING RECESS.
THOUGH I HADN'T SEEN BILL IN MANY YEARS, HE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF THE VERY BEST MEMORIES FROM MY YOUTH.
MAY HE REST IN PEACE UNTIL WE CAN ALL SEE HIM AGAIN,
LOVE YOU ALL, JANET [BROWN}, RICKY, AND JANICE HICKS
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Robert Brinker

Posted at 12:31pm
My prayers and sympathy to Bill's family. In his case, "family" includes all of the employees at Strong Seal as that is how he treated them. I always enjoyed visiting Bill when he needed computer assistance. He always seemed upbeat and ready to chat.
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Doug Cannon

Posted at 11:06am
I have known and worked with Bill for several years and was so saddened to hear he passed away. We always enjoyed talking and I will certainly miss seeing him. Our prayers go out to the entire family. Doug Cannon and Family
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