Friends, family remember Eric Strong at Saturday service - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Friends, family remember Eric Strong at Saturday service

Eric Strong (Courtesy: Eric Strong Facebook) Eric Strong (Courtesy: Eric Strong Facebook)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

From being the Director of the Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council, to mentoring young children. Eric Strong was a "Champion for Change."

Strong's former colleague, Cory Powell said, "Eric had an infectious smile, and no matter how tense and trying some situations were, he would find a way to smile. He sought the best in everyone, and in the times in which we live in, that's something we should all glean from."

That was just one memory of Eric Strong, and the legacy of hope he left behind.

"He was an individual that impacted so many lives," Strong's close friends, Christy Martinez-Garcia said. "Eric Strong lived his name. He was strong in the community, a strong family member, a strong advocate of history, arts, and culture. He has made such an impression."

"On his casket, it said that he was a champion for change and he really was. Change is not a bad thing, it's a good thing. and I think that Eric demonstrated that and all of the possibilities," Martinez-Garcia said.

But as Eric Strong was laid to rest on Saturday, his loved ones say his work is just beginning.

"The thing that is underscored is the fact that we have a lot of work to do," said Strong's former teacher James E. Fuller. "The bottom line is that where his chapter ends, another one begins. Which we hope and pray, will be characterized by more community folks taking the mantle and carrying it to the next level."

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