MATTOON -- Funeral Services for Robert “Bob” Eugene Strong were held on Wednesday at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor J. Michael Smith and Pastor Dave Perkins officiating. Burial followed at Roselawn Cemetery. Pianist, Ardys Carpenter accompanied Soloist, Linda Podeschi in “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” “It is Well” and “Heaven Came Down.” Pallbearers were, Ryan Strong, Dylan Strong, Blake Strong, Carson Strong, Brad Burcham and Doug Edwards. Honorary pallbearers were, Jack Strong, Mike Stanfield, Tim Stanfield, Gary Wayne and Roy Strong.
Military Honors were conducted by the V.F.W. Post 1592 and the Military Funeral Honors for Illinois Veterans.
Mr. Strong, 85, of Mattoon passed away on October 1, 2017 at Douglas Rehabilitation and Care Center.