Alfred Jr. Strunk
1930 - 2010
Alfred Strunk Jr. died Dec. 27, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. He was born Feb. 1, 1930 in Pine Knot, Ky., where he lived with his family until his high school graduation.
Mr. Strunk then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. While stationed at Luke Air Force Base he met and married Rae. When discharged he and his wife decided to make their home in Arizona. They lived in Phoenix from 1953 to 1973. Then they and their four children moved to Payson where they spent many happy years.
Mr. Strunk was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, one sister and also his oldest daughter, Sally Craghead.
He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Rae; son, David M.; daughters, Kathy Clemens and Julie (Troy) Davis; granddaughter, Shannon; sister, Edith Stephens; brother, Clifford (Wanda) Strunk; and many nephews and nieces.
Al and Rae enjoyed volunteering three summers with the Forest Service in Utah and many years of RV travel in America. He loved God and country and particularly the Rim Country.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St. in Payson, where Mr. Strunk was a member.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church Missions or the Humane Society of Central Arizona.