Oakey’s Vinton Chapel Manager, Bobby Strong, was raised in Roanoke and is a graduate of Patrick Henry High School and the former Southwestern at Memphis, now Rhodes College. Strong attended mortuary school, earning the academic achievement award with a 4.0, at John Tyler Community College in Chester, Virginia. He has been a fully licensed funeral service professional since 1989 and proudly associated with Oakey’s since 1999.
Strong comes from a family of caregivers. His father, Tom Strong, is a retired surgeon of the Roanoke Orthopedic Clinic and mother, Peggy Strong, is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is married to Lisa Strong and they have one daughter, Lauren, a 2014 graduate of Roanoke College.