He was born Dec. 12, 1953, at Clay County Hospital in Brazil, to the late Amos Strong Sr., and Virginia Strong.
In 1973, he graduated from Brazil Senior High School, where he played varsity football (quarterback), basketball and other intramural sports. He accepted a football scholarship from St. Mary's of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kan.
After graduating with a degree in physical education, he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and taught physical education, science and history at Horse Mann High School.
He also did graduate work at California State University, studying Public Administration. He was later employed at St. Sophia Church as a facilities manager.
He attended West Angeles Church of God and Christ. His volunteer activities included Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, Clay County Youth Football League, NAACP and the Urban League.
He also received a certificate of tribute from the city of Los Angeles in recognition of his community efforts and accomplishments.
In his spare time, he enjoyed watching sports, jogging, reading, singing and movies.
He is survived by his mother Virginia Strong, Brazil, fiancée Ave-Marie Reed, Los Angeles, Calif., sisters Brenda Moore, Dayton, Ohio, Kristi Clay (Terry), Terre Haute, and Trudi Strong, Dayton, Ohio, brothers Amos Strong Jr. (Lorraine), Terre Haute, and Phillip Strong (Robin), Cincinnati, Ohio, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be noon-2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., at the funeral home, with Rev. Johnny White officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
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