George Silas “Bear” Strunk, age 76, of Stearns, Kentucky, passed from this life into eternity on Monday, October 3, 2016, at the Baptist Health Corbin Hospital.
Born September 18, 1940, in McCreary County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Luther and Lora (Bryant) Strunk. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, George Dwayne Strunk, a brother: Paul Strunk, three sisters: Beulah Brim, Flora Lawson and Pauline Roysdon.
Surviving family include his wife, Elverlie (Troxell) Strunk whom he married in 1963, two daughters: Alice Marie Keith (husband Paul) of Stearns and Janice Godsey (husband Arnold) of Whitley City, Kentucky, a sister, Evelyn Troxell (husband Elmer) of Whitley City, and three grandchildren: Paul Silas Keith (wife Shannon), Eric Keith and Jesse Keith.
George had worked in saw mills and was self-employed. He was a member of the Hill Top Baptist Church. He loved to trade knives and guns and to flea market. He enjoyed reading and listening to gospel music, but most of all, he took great pleasure in the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren.
Funeral services: 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 5, 2016, in the chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home with Rev. David Troxell officiating.
Burial: Angel Cemetery, Stearns
Visitation: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.