George Washington “G.W.” Strong, 81, of Center

George Washington “G.W.” Strong, 81, of Center, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, in Center.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Andy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.


G.W. was born February 22, 1936, in Huxley, to Virgil Calhoun Strong and Fleta Fleming Strong. He worked in the poultry industry for over 52 years, being involved in egg production, poultry farming, laying hens/broilers and working catching crews. He also owned a gas station. G.W. raised hogs and enjoyed working with a variety of horse breeds. He sold race horses in Germany, Venezuela, Canada, Old Mexico, as well as all over the United States. He did everything! Above all, his most enjoyable moments were those spent with his family and friends. G.W. was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Center.


He is survived by

Wife of 62 years: Bettie Strong of Center



Mark Strong and wife, Tracey, of Joaquin

Elizabeth Edge of Austin

Susan Logsdon and husband, Norman, of Bryan



Jennifer McCall and husband, Dwight

Anthony Strong and wife, Karis

Jodi Sigler and husband, Michael

Nathan Edge

Natalie Aguilar and husband, Tony

Landon Logsdon

Ashton Logsdon and wife, Ami


Great Grandchildren:

Malachi Aguilar

Elijah Aguilar

Brady Sigler

Maddox Strong

Ingrid McCall

Jameson McCall


Sister: Lottie Hammett


Preceded in death by

Parents: Virgil Calhoun Strong and Fleta Fleming Strong

Brothers and Sisters: Irene Mayfield, Mildred Wooten, Elzine Strong, Estelene Hill, Billy Strong, Louise Pickering, and Mozelle Requardt.


Pallbearers will be Terry Allen, Tony Willoughby, Larry Mayfield, Keith Fincher, Mike Pickering, Arthur Hill, Lewis Ross and Danny Oswalt. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Stone, Keith Link, Mike Ward, Jim Ward, John Fincher, Waylon Hughes and Jack Forbes.


Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935