Wayne Strong, 82, of the Romeo community, passed away Saturday at Durham-Hensley Health & Rehabilitation Center in Chuckey.

He is survived by two nieces and their spouses: Judy and Danny Collins, and Karen and Bobby Moore; one nephew and his spouse: Lanny and Susie Jones; special friends: Donnie and Jane Myers, Billy and Gaye Owens, Sandra Weems, Joyce Weems and Kathy Moore; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents: Rufus and Verdie Strong; brothers: Haskell “Toots” Strong, Jack Strong and Homer Strong; a sister: Ruth Jones; and his lifelong companion: Jenny Lee Moore.

The family expressed a special thank you to Amedysis Hospice and Durham-Hensley Health & Rehabilitation for Wayne’s care.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Jeffers Funeral & Cremation Service, downtown. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in Jeffers Downtown Chapel with the Rev. Roger Dykes officiating.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home Wednesday at 10 a.m. to go in procession to Providence Cemetery at the county line.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Myers, Billy Owens, Tony Bunch, Scott Jones, Adam Luttrell and Lanny Jones.

Thoughts and memories may be shared with the family at www.jeffersmortuary.com.