Zebedee Strong Jr.


Zebedee Strong Jr., 54, of Dallas, formerly of Kilgore, was called home on September 1, 2018. He was born on December 14, 1963. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 8, at 10 Concord Church, 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive, Dallas, TX 75237 with viewing from 9-10 a.m. Arrangements by Evergreen Funeral Home of Dallas.

A second service will be held at 4 p.m. at Sabine High School Auditorium followed by interment at Strong Family Memorial Cemetery in Kilgore. Local arrangements are by Victory Funeral Services, 1004 Martin Luther King Drive, Kilgore, Texas 75662 or call (903)-988-1122.

Zeb Strong Jr. was the youngest of five children born to the late Zebedee Strong Sr. and Darnetta Strong. He was raised in the East Texas Oil Fields on a family cattle farm. Zeb accepted Christ at an early age at the New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He graduated from Sabine High School in 1981, received his associate's degree from Kilgore College and received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from University of Texas at Arlington in 1987.

Mr. Strong worked at Marathon Oil Company, Tarrant County College and held a lengthy career of 25 years at the University of Texas at Arlington. His greatest impact was as the Director of Multi-Cultural Services and his final role as Director of Employment Services and Recruitment Initiatives at the University of Texas at Arlington. He was a founding member of the Arlington African American Chamber of Commerce and Arlington NAACP, he served for decades with the Big Brothers & Big Sisters and was UTA Primary Advisor for approximately 40 student organizations of color.

Zeb leaves to mourn his wife of 28 years, Sheri, and four children, Bryanna, Caira, Dorian, and Zeb III, and grandson Elijah Strong who all currently reside in Grand Prairie.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the UT Arlington African American Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and mailed to 10809 Emerald Park Lane, Haslet,TX 76052 attention Timeka Gordon or email

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