Elvis has left the building.
William “Scooter” Strong, 73, of Forsyth Montana passed away on November 5, 2020 at his home.
He was born on April 1, 1947 in the town of Wetumpka, Alabama (Roll Tide!) to Barbara “Bobbie” and Bill Brown. Scooter moved to Forsyth with his mother and sister where he attended Forsyth Public Schools and was active in sports. After graduating high school in 1965 he attended Concordia College in Minnesota and later transferred to Dillon, Montana where he majored in partying and chasing chackins.
Scooter made his way back to Forsyth where he started his career with the BNSF. He met Toni and they were married on June 30, 1972. Together they raised three children Zane, Brandie and Keely.
Scooter retired from the BNSF in 2008. After retirement he spent his time doing the things he loved most, being with his family. Scooter looked forward to his yearly planned trips, camping at Tongue River, and his annual fall fishing trip with his boys. He was proud of his grandkids, his two sweethearts Jordan and Kennedy, and was Tre’von’s biggest fan. None of which could do any wrong in his eyes of course! He would frequently remind us all that he was doing the talking, and we were doing the listening.
Scooter is preceded in death by his wife Tonya Strong, sister-in-law Brooke Strong, father Bill Brown, step father Wayne “Teener” Strong and mother Barbara Kuckler.
Scooter is survived by his children Zane (Tracy) McCausland, Brandie Strong and Keely (Paul) Staub; Grandchildren Jordan (Travis) Burhans, Kennedy McCausland and Tre’von Strong; Brothers and sister; Barb Boley, Candy Tait, Mark Strong, Paula Jackson, Tami Kennedy and Charlie Strong, sister-in-law Robin Manfredi and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dad, you will be missed by all and just know we will all have one more, then we all go home.