Marcus Strong Jr.
Funeral services for Marcus “Mac” Strong Jr., 74, of Jennings, will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Father Charles McMillin officiating.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 5, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Matthews and Son Funeral Home.
Marcus “Mac” was born in Delhi on May 30, 1940, to the late Marcus Strong Sr. and the late Floy Brantley Strong and was called to his Heavenly Father on June 3, 2014. “Mac”, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was a graduate of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, where he obtained a degree of Bachelor of Science. He was a highly trained chemical and ag expert in his field, where he earned the profound respect of his fellow employees, all of whom held him in high regard. An agricultural teacher in Louisiana for many years, Mac was voted in as president of the Louisiana Agricultural Chemical Association several times throughout his career.
Mac is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Pat McFarlain Strong of Jennings; his two sons, Marcus L. Strong of Camarillo, Calif., and William “Bill” Strong of Jennings; his two daughters, Tracy Dischler of Lake Charles and Jody (Blake) LaFleur of Eunice; and his sister, Mickey Skinner of Minden. Mac also leaves behind to cherish in his memory, his four loving grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A heartfelt thank you to his beloved friend and sitter, Sandra Mann, of Jennings, for her tender loving care.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus Sr. and Floy Strong; and one daughter, Sharon Strong.
In lieu of flowers, the Strong family requests that donations be made in Mac Strong’s honor to any of the three Catholic Churches in Jennings: Our Lady Help of Christians, Immaculate Conception or Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.
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