Carl David Strange, 80, of Park Hills, Missouri, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 10, 2019. He was born on February 9, 1938 in Irondale, Missouri, a son to the late Roy Strange and Hallie (Sheppard) Strange. On February 4, 1961, Carl was united in marriage to Mary Martin and they shared nearly fifty-eight years together.
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Carl served in the United State Air Force from 1956-1960. He retired from Carl’s Tire Center in 2000. He was a member of the Gospel Light Freewill Baptist Church. Carl was a past member of the Parkland Cycling Club which he really enjoyed. At one point he was riding up to fifteen miles a day. His favorite sport that he enjoyed was Bocce. Carl was a member of the Sun City Bocce Club in Arizona. He received several Gold Metals in the Senior Olympics in years past.
Carl will be missed by all who knew and loved him including his loving wife, Mary Strange; on son Barry; one daughter, Chris; grandchildren and great grandchildren; one brother, Don (Jan) Strange; one sister, Lohma (Frank) Trokey; sister-in-law, Joyce Strange; brother-in-law, Bill Martin; also surviving are nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by one grandson, Joshua Dale Strange; and two brothers: Charles and Rolla Strange.
Visitation was held at DeClue Funeral Home on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm with a Masonic Service at 6 pm. Visitation resumed on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, beginning at 9:00 am, held at Gospel Light Freewill Baptist Church, 7422 Stormy Lane, Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628.
A Funeral Service began at 11 am on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, held at the Gospel Light Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Allison officiating.
Interment and final prayers were held at Redbud Memorial Gardens, Potosi, MO. Carl received full military funeral honors presented by the United States Air Force and VFW Post 6996.
Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home, Potosi.
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