Joseph Strunk, Jr., 85, of Helenwood, passed away February 24, 2013, at his home.

Born in Huntsville, November 27, 1927, he was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph, Sr., and Ellana Petre Strunk; wife, Truie Daugherty Strunk; infant son, Homer William Strunk; brothers: Thomas C., James Robert, Osby, and Obal Strunk; and sisters: Barbara Sue Price, Lula Powers, and Lola Taylor.

He was a member of Helenwood Baptist Church, a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge #670 F&AM of Robbins, and a United States Navy veteran of World War II.

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He is survived by his daughter, Shirley Shoemaker of Oneida; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sisters: Louise Wilson of Helenwood, and Anna Cox of Danville, Ky.; sisters- and brothers-in-law: Betty Strunk of Helenwood, Matilda Strunk of Ga., Vonda Strunk, Bill Cox, Lee Wilson, Joe Taylor, and Ben Powers; special friends: Pauline Guffey of Helenwood, Doug and Sharon Clark of Oneida, Sam and Sheila Stringfield, and Steve and JoAnn Guffey, all of Helenwood, Milford and Elsa Guffey of Dayton, Ohio, and Ronnie and Anita Guffey of Pennsylvania, and many other relatives.

The family was to have received friends from 6 p.m. until time of Masonic Service conducted by Masonic Lodge # 670 F&AM at 8:30 p.m. in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home, Wednesday, February 27. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 28, at Helenwood Baptist Church with Bro. Roger Cecil officiating. Interment will follow at Daniel Memorial Cemetery with full military honors provided by American Legion Post #136 of Oneida.

Jones & Son Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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