Let the memory of Pollard be with us forever. He put his hands to the gospel plow and never looked back.
  • 98 years old
  • Born on December 10, 1913 .
  • Passed away on January 11, 2012 .

Mr. Pollard Strong of Snellville,Georgia formerly of Goodwater, Alabama died January 11, 2012

Funeral service for Mr.Pollard Strong will be Friday, January 20,2012 at Marietta Baptist Church at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Marietta Baptist Church Cemetery

Mr. Pollard Strong was born on December 10, 1913, to Mr. & Mrs. Rufus and Glynn Strong in Coosa County, Alabama. He went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. He spent his last days surrounded by the love, devotion, and care of his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his team of healthcare professionals.

 

Mr. Strong gave his life to the Lord as a young man, and united with the Marietta Baptist Church. He became a devout man of God and was set aside to become a Deacon; however, he did not feel worthy to hold the position. He sought the Lord in prayer, and in a dream, God elevated him to the position of Deacon, where he served faithfully for decades. As Deacon Strong would say, “I put my hands to the gospel plow and never looked back.” He imparted his love for the Lord into anyone that would listen. He loved to talk about the Lord’s goodness, and he was a devoted servant.

 

“Daddy.” as he was affectionately called by the family, developed many special relationships over the years through the study of God’s word. He always kept his Sunday School book and his Bible close by his side. In his later years, he did not need his glasses to read the scriptures.

 

Daddy was also blessed with a deep rich bass voice. He sang with a male gospel group as a young man. He also taught his children how to sing when they were young. They formed a gospel group called the Gospel Caravans. Daddy was the manager, and the group performed at most of the local church’s.

 

During his early years, Daddy was a farmer, barber and carpenter. Additionally, he worked for Sterling Lumber company until his retirement. He could do anything he set his mind to. He built his own home in Goodwater, AL and spent many wonderful years there with his family and friends.

 

Daddy had many interests. He loved animals and cared for his pets until he was no longer ale to do so. He also loved good southern food. Daddy could bake a delicious skillet of corn bread. He also enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves baseball team, and his home was always open to family and friends.

 

Mr. Pollard Strong, our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle, and friend touched our lives in many special ways. His presence in our lives was a gift we will always thank God for. His hearty chuckle, twinkling eyes, and easygoing ways always blessed our family. We are especially thankful for the covenant that he established with Jesus Christ and the legacy of faith he leaves behind. The Scriptures say,

 

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age; -Psalm 92

 

Rest assured, Daddy is now with his savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord says, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.” -John 11:25. As Daddy would often say, “I am on my way to heaven, and I am enjoying the trip.”

 

Marietta Baptist Church "Kellyton"
Soleo Rd
Kellyton, Alabama          

      

Professional services provided by Wrights Funeral Home in Alexander City AL. http://www.wrightsfuneralservice.com

                                     

Posted by Carl Edward Hiles on 5th July 2018
Love you Daddy!!
Posted by Carl Edward Hiles on 18th January 2018
The family is doing well daddy. We love
Posted by Glinda Simpson on 11th January 2018
I miss you daddy, but I know you're in a better place enjoying Jesus. I often think about the conversations we had about the Lord. Thank you for teaching me the word and how to apply it to my life. Love you RIP
Posted by Glinda Simpson on 10th December 2017
Happy Birthday Daddy! Rest in peace. I know you're enjoying Jesus.
Posted by Carl Edward Hiles on 18th September 2017
I Love you Daddy! I miss you! Shirley &Carl
Posted by Glinda Simpson on 11th January 2017
Rest In Peace Daddy. Love you
Posted by Glinda Simpson on 17th December 2016
Merry Christmas daddy! No need for Christmas lights because you're with the light of the world. The light that out shines the sun. Love you
Posted by Tracy Patterson on 11th December 2014
Your Spirit Still Resides With Us! We Will Forever Elevate Our Ancestors! Love Forever Tracy.
Posted by Shirley Hiles on 10th December 2014
Happy birthday, Daddy. I think of you often. Thank you for all you taught me about the Lord. I Rest in peace. Shirley
Posted by Fannie Hill on 11th March 2013
Daddy,I Love and miss you so much,you was the best father a child could ever ask for,your love was truly sent from heaven above,God knew you was a angel from heaven,thats why he called you home to be with him...I LOVE YOU DADDY AND MISS YOU,,,
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Mrs. Shirley Hiles lit a candle at 2012-01-15 10:35:39 Daddy, we love you. We will continue to share the good news you taught us about Jesus. Shirley
Posted by (WFH) Administrator on 20th January 2012
Daughter lit a candle at 2012-01-16 11:43:04 Daddy , God blessed us to have you for 98 years. I will always have fond memories of you. I know I will see you again. Love you. Glinda
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Ms Jean Taylor lit a candle at 2012-01-16 16:54:22 Daddy I love and miss you so much.I thank the Lord for allowing us some time together.I cherish those times and know in my heart one day we will all be with you and the Lord rejoicing
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J. D Grandson lit a candle at 2012-01-16 16:58:11 PaPa,You walk eternally with us and will be in our hearts
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Miciah Grandson lit a candle at 2012-01-16 17:00:20 PaPa, I love you and I miss you.
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Shaun and Kerri Fomby lit a candle at 2012-01-16 21:33:34 You touched many hearts here on earth and now the Lord has called you home to a place that he has prepared for you to have everlasting peace. We love you and you will be missed.
Posted by (WFH) Administrator on 20th January 2012
carl_hiles@comcast.net lit a candle at 2012-01-17 20:28:46 Daddy I enjoyed sharing the word of God with you the past twenty years. I can hear you ask "are the Braves on tonight. I love you and miss you. Your Son-in-law Carl
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Douglas Grandson lit a candle at 2012-01-17 20:33:25 Daddy, I'm glad I got know you. I hope I live as long as you did. Douglas
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Carol-granddaughter lit a candle at 2012-01-18 00:49:20 Daddy, you might have been the first person that told me about our Savior, Jesus Christ. Love you and miss you...Carol
Posted by (WFH) Administrator on 20th January 2012
Velma/daughter lit a candle at 2012-01-18 14:15:11 I thank God for blessing me with such great Father. Your words of wisdom and love and will remain with me forever.
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Grandson lit a candle at 2012-01-19 00:21:42 Dad,where do I begin; words can not begin to explain how you have impacted by life. Although you are no longer here with us, I'm happy because I know you are happier now. Tell your daughter (my mom) hello for me too, and I love and miss both of you much! Edmond
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Kenny Strong / GreatGrandson lit a candle at 2012-01-19 19:33:42 Rest peacefully. we love you
Posted by (WFH) Administrator on 20th January 2012
Granddaughter lit a candle at 2012-01-19 19:38:44 Your Love for us will always be cherished. Rest well till we meet again.
Posted by (WFH) Administrator on 20th January 2012
Tracy/granddaughter lit a candle at 2012-01-19 19:43:20 Your legacy lives forever in us and those to come.

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