Jerry Ray Strong, age 76, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020, in his home in Woodburn, OR. He was born September 4, 1943 in Bedford, Ohio to Harvey & Mary Strong.
He graduated from Sutherlin High School in 1961, where he met his wife, Shirley Strong. They were married on October 12, 1961 in Caldwell, Idaho and shared 56 loving years together.
Jerry had two daughters, Teri Lynn Allphin (Brian) and Amy L. Newrones (Brian); and 5 blessed grandchildren, Joshua Waring, Sarah Waring, Justin Allphin, Ben Allphin and Tanner Newrones.
Jerry worked in various jobs over the years including at Globe Union and Canby Ford. He received an Associate's Degree from Mt. Hood Community College, in Health & Safety Engineering.
He loved to spend time in nature, hunting, fishing, riding ATVs and camping. He also loved to travel with Shirley and spent a lot of time on cruises.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Strong; his brothers, Larry and Lloyd Strong; and his parents, Harvey and Mary Strong.
His funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11am at Woodburn Christian Church; 126 N Workman Drive, Woodburn, OR 97071.
The family would like to extend our gratitude to all of the staff at both Willamette Valley Hospice and Cascade Park for their loving care of our beloved father.