COLUMBUS, KANSAS: Tobias “Toby” Strong, age 42, passed away at 9:37 pm, January 24, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Columbus, KS. following a sudden illness.
Toby was born September 1, 1976 in Dennison, TX. to Bobby Eugene and Patricia Strong.
He was enrolled at Coffeyville Community College studying to earn his welding certification. Growing up in a musical family he was a talented guitarist and artist. He grew up riding motorcycles with his family, something he enjoyed throughout this life. He loved taking on projects such as building his dream chopper.
Tobias was married to Danika Rydberg on October 9, 2006 in Eureka Springs, AR. She survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Mason Strong and Maxwell Strong, both of the home; two daughters, Ashley Greenlee of the home and Jordan Greenlee, Blue Springs, MO; his father, Bobby Eugene Strong, Richmond, TX; 3 brothers, Rich Strong (wife, Carol), Sherman, TX, Andrew Strong (wife, Connie) Cartwright, OK, and Clinton Strong, Olathe, KS; 3 nieces, 3 nephews and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Elizabeth Judd-Glazner, and one brother, Timothy Wayne Strong.
He was entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home, Columbus, KS for cremation. The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date in Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Derfelt Funeral Home to help offset expenses.