Rodney Eugene Strong

April 1, 1961-Jan. 14, 2022


Rodney Eugene Strong, 60, of Veedersburg passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at home.

He was born on April 1, 1961, at Crawfordsville, to Raymond and Anna (Koble) Strong. He married Sharon Douglas. She is deceased.

He had served in the U.S. Navy and worked at Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power. He was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W., where he held various positions. 

Commander Strong was a member of Byron Cox American Legion Post 72, where he was an honorary life member in Crawfordsville, having joined the Post in 1990 and served there continuously for 32 years. Commander Strong served the nation during Lebanon/Grenada; was at

Lebanon twice and Grenada as a member of the United States Navy from July 1980 to July 1984, service having been rendered honorably.

Strong served Post 72 in a variety of offices, including Commander, Chaplain and First Vice Commander (membership chairman). He served in the various positions for more than 10 years. Strong served the 6th District Department of Indiana in different offices, including Vice Commander and Commander in 1996-1997. During his leadership as Commander the district achieved 100 percent of their membership goal.

Strong continued his Legion service as Department Commander in 2018-2019, Past Detachment of  Indiana Sons of The American Legion Commander 1993-1994 Department Southern Vice Commander, Chairman of all four Department commissions, and served the National Organization as a member of the National Security Committee, Aerospace. Strong, was also active in the community, serving as chairman of the Veterans Expo, and as a volunteer board member of the Friends of Ernie Pyle World War II Museum.

Survivors include his children, Ryan and Patrick Strong, both of Veedersburg and Nicole Spivey (Brandon) of Crawfordsville, brothers, Roy of Brownsburg and Richard of Florida along with three grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, 107 N. Grant Ave., with military rites by the U.S. Navy and American Legion/V.F.W.  Norris Keirn will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. He will be laid to rest with his wife Sharon Strong at Oak Hill Cemetery on Grant Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Veterans Home.

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