Arthur Robert “Buck” Strong, Jr., 90, passed away April 27, 2023 in Salina. He was born September 5, 1932 in Athol, KS to Arthur Robert and Bessie Mae (Moore) Strong.
Buck married Joyce Mulkey in Smith Center, KS on December 24, 1950. He was the owner and operator of Buck’s, and a former member of Ellsworth Masonic Lodge, Ellsworth Fire Department, and National Campers and Hikers Association.
Buck is survived by his wife, Joyce Strong of Ellsworth; son, Jim Strong (Fred) of Wichita; Daughter, Kathy Lumsden (Bob) of Puyallup, WA; daughter, Karen Janzen (Scott) of Ellsworth; Son, Ric Strong (Theresa) of Carrollton, TX; grandchildren, Jess Reynolds (Lynette), Clint Fletcher (Jen), Rob Vivenzio (Jess), Chris Strong (Jeremy), Heather Taylor (Nick), Ryan Strong (Katie), and Richelle Bean (Phil); 6 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Jeanne Arment and Jacque Scheideman.
A celebration of life service will take place 2-4 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the Pines Apartments common room.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Pines Apartments, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.
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