Gregory Rudolph "Rudy" Strahan, Jr. passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Plano, TX. Born in Bogalusa, LA, son of Gregory "Greg" Strahan and Susie Strahan, and the late JoAnn Starkey Strahan, Rudy grew up in Hattiesburg, MS thru his junior year in high school and graduated from Tupelo High School in Tupelo, MS. Following graduation, he accepted a baseball scholarship to play third base at William Carey University in Hattiesburg. He graduated from the University of the Cumberlands, earning a degree in business. His career was in information technology with focused expertise on cyber security. Rudy was smart, charming, and loved the time he spent with his family, especially with his daughter Sloane who was the light of his life. He was a Christian who cared for the challenged from all walks of life. His varied interests included snowboarding, sporting events with his family, the gym, the beach, and as a guitar player, music of all types. Preceding him in death were his mother, JoAnn Starkey Strahan; and his grandparents Joe T. and Opal Strahan, Ruth and John Starkey, and Billy and Joy Lyons.
Those who remain to honor his memory include his parents Gregory "Greg" Strahan and his wife Susie of Owensboro; his daughter Sloane Strahan; his sisters and brother Kristy Compton and her husband Mike, of Charlotte, NC, Will Strahan and his wife Jordan of Owensboro, and Elizabeth Strahan of Chicago; and his nieces and nephews Branson Ellis, Peyton Ellis, Scott Compton, Grace Ellis Penegar and her husband Jordan, and Cooper, Caroline, and John Clark Strahan, along with his many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The funeral service for Rudy Strahan will be 4:00 p.m. Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, with visitation from 1:00 p.m. Friday. The service of committal and burial will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday in the Poplarville Cemetery in Poplarville, MS. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Living Waters Ministry, P.O. Box 3936, Jupiter, FL 33469, or The Carmel Home, 2501 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42301. Memories and expressions of condolence may be shared with the family of Rudy Strahan at www.glenncares.com.