Richard (R.B.) Boyd Strain, 86 of Gordon, passed away Tuesday January 2, 2018. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Gordon. Burial will follow in the New Gordon Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home in Strawn Friday, 6~8 p.m.
Mr. Strain was born July 15, 1931 in Millsap to Wesley Strain and Helen Opal (Bankhead) Strain. He received a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University in Vocational Agriculture. He married Lois Marie Cummins on January 29, 1952 in Weatherford. He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1954. After his discharge, they moved to Gordon where he was the Ag teacher at Gordon High School until 1987. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion, Lions Club, and enjoyed ranching.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, William F. Strain and Robert R. Strain; a sister, Myrtle Eloise Schick; and son-in-law, Tommy Grace.
Survivors include his wife, Lois of Gordon; 2 daughters: Cynthia Ann Brown and husband Charlie of Weatherford, and Debra Marlene Grace of Graham; 2 sons: Kris Richard Strain and wife Brenda of College Station, and Kevin Boyd Strain of Gordon; a brother, Jack A. Strain of Millsap; 11 grandchildren: Lori Hill, Lena Hill-Clark, Laci Hill, Jeffrey Grace, Kelley Grace Schmidt, Andrea Strain Possun, Katie Strain Early, Athena MacFarland, Apollo Schindelheim, Mindy Wells, and Chuck Brown; and 20 great grandchildren: Logan, Ryan, Joshua and Hattie Grace; Margaret Clark, Emily and Grant Possun, Gracin and Ella Early; Kyle and Colton Schmidt; Charlie and Catalina MacFarland; IceLynn, Dayton, Pacey and Ethan Brown; McCenzie and Macy Wells, and Neally Bankhead.