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Lewis Moore Strong

Lewis Moore Strong

Obituary for Lewis Moore Strong of Raleigh, NC
May 23, 1939 - May 5, 2021

Lewis Moore Strong, 81, of Raleigh, North Carolina, died May 5, 2021. He was born in Raleigh, N.C. May 23, 1939 to William Hunter Strong and Elizabeth Lewis Strong. After graduation from Needham B. Broughton, class of 1957, he attended North Carolina State University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. 

His first job was with Hazeltine Corporation in Long Island, New York. He then returned to North Carolina and spent most of his career as a facilities engineer with the NCSU campus physical plant. He was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh, N.C. and quietly devoted to his family and friends. 

Lewis retained his professional engineering license up until his death. He was an active member of the Association of Mechanical Engineers and strong supporter of the NCSU School of Engineering. 

He was predeceased in death by his parents and brother, William H. Strong, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Jo Lou Watson Strong; son, John Lewis Strong (Leigh Anne); daughter, Sandra Jo Strong (Jody); grandchildren Cassie Strong, Meghan Strong, Avalon Taylor, Holden Strong, Grayson Vicsik; sister Elizabeth Strong. 

Source of Obituary: The News & Observer, May 6, 2021

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05/07/21 05:51 PM #1    

Harvey Moose

I was so sorry to hear the news of Lewis's passing. He was a beloved friend and classmate. He will be missed.

Harvey Moose

05/10/21 02:50 PM #2    

Edward N. Bradshaw

Louie and I became friends in the seven grade at Myrtle Uderwood and all the way through high school,college and when he returned to Raleigh. In high school our group was known as the alleyrats which included Louie,Johnny Balentine, Bill Wilson and  Ed Spencer. As a group we played basketball aganst the Shamerocks at Jimmy York's house because he had a paved court and two basketball goals. This was a big time rivary 

and we kept up with the games won.  The Shamerocks were good ball players and  we were challeged to beat them. These were good times and the memories are  many.

I'll miss the quarterly meetings with Louie and Johnny where we talked about old times after our meetings. 

Louie was fighting cancer for several years we had many discussions about his treatments and how he was doing with them. The shingles gave him the worse pain and he never got any relieve. He died with this pain.  

05/10/21 09:59 PM #3    

Julia B. (Judy) Allen

I too am very sad at  Lewis' death. He was a devoted classmember and I looked forward to seeing him at our mini reunions.  I knew he had cancer but didn't know about the shingles; so sorry he had that extra discomfort.  We'll all miss him for sure.

05/14/21 12:13 AM #4    

Howard M. Ellis

At our last reunion, Louie told me with love about how his sister, Sis, played tennis every day, weather permitting. Did I miss her name in his obit? Howard

05/14/21 03:11 PM #5    

Bruce Butler Raynor

Sis is Elizabeth.

05/15/21 09:36 AM #6    

Brookshire Wynne (McDonald)


Lewis and I celebrated the same birthday all through elementary and high school until our senior year at Broughton. He then revealed to me his mother had told him the wrong date. His was May 23, mine May 20. We figured out we were in the Rex Hospital nursery at the same time!
Prayers to Lewis' family at Lewis' death and also at his son John's death on the same date.

05/15/21 02:43 PM #7    

Samuel C. (Sandy) Matthews

I remember Lewis and some of those basketball games at Jimmy Yorks. He was a fine man and I enjoyed catching up with him at our last reunion. It is so very sad that his son died the same day. Jo must be struggling with these losses very much.

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