James Milton Strength

Obituary

Mr. James Milton Strength, 86, of Wewahitchka, passed away Saturday evening, November 24, 2007, in a Panama City hospital. A native of Pike County, Alabama he moved to White City in 1949 and has been a resident of Wewahitchka since 1952. He was retired from the Florida Division of Forestry and was a charter member of Westside Baptist Church. He was a member of Tupelo Lodge 289 F&AM, and Wewahitchka Chapter 229, Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Strength served in the Army during WWII.
Mr. Strength was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Strength; his parents, John and Elizabeth Strength, a sister, Doris McLeon, and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Oliver Strength. Survivors include two sons, John Strength of Senoia, GA, and Jimmy Strength and wife Darlene of Altha; his daughter, Sherry Whitson and husband Mickey of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren, Kelly (Lyn) Tyler of Senoia, Jay (Christie) Strength of Jacksonville, Shelly Yon, Rene (Gary) Stanley, all of Wewahitchka, Jeremy Strength, Holly (Mike) Nichols all of Altha, Mike (Hillary) Whitson of Birmingham, AL, and Brian (Christie) Whitson of Delta Junction, AK; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, John H. (Betty) Strength of Lynn Haven, FL, and one sister, Ann Johnson of Sacramento, CA.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. CST Tuesday, November 27, 2005, at the Westside Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Derrick Gerber and the Rev. Tommy Martin. Interment will follow in the family plot in Jehu Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. He will lie in state at the Westside Baptist Church from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday evening, and for an hour Tuesday prior to the funeral. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the Westside Baptist Church Building Fund. Active pallbearers are members of Tupelo Lodge 289, F&AM Honorary pallbearers are members of Tupelo Lodge 289, F&AM and members of Westside Baptist Church.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.
Published in The Star from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, 2007
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