Albert Richard Strange, 18, Pekin, Illinois, was killed in action during the battle of Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, in the Pacific Theater of World War II on Nov. 20, 1943, while in the U.S. Marine Corps. He had been missing in action until recently.
He was born at Mammoth Cave on Oct. 2, 1925, to the late Walter Felix Strange and Myrtle Davis Meredith.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Marie Beall; his maternal grandparents, Tom and Emily Davis; paternal grandparents, Alexandra Sherman and Betsy Susan Strange.
He is survived by a half-sister, Patsy Meredith Thompson, and her daughter, Sandy Cox; and nieces, Carolyn Sturgeon and Marilyn Thompson.
Funeral services with Rev. Scott Milby officiating will be noon, Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel. Full military services will be at Cave City Cemetery immediately following the funeral services. Visitation with the family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of services.
Online condolences may be signed at www.BobHuntFuneralChapel.com
Published on December 8, 2017