David LeGrande Strange



April 6, 1930 - May 6, 2012

Mr. David LeGrande Strange, age 82, (United States Air Force Retiree) passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence after an illness.


Born in Dillon County, SC, on April 6, 1930, he was the son of the late Gary Alexander Strange, Sr. and Ola Smith Strange. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force and retired with the rank of Technical Sergeant.  He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in McColl, and a member of the American Legion Post Number 60.  He also worked as a mechanic for Sylvania Shoe, was a former truck driver with Horst Milk Transfer Company and was a security guard with USA Security. He was a toy collector and loved swimming.


Mr. David is survived by his wife, Betsy D. Strange of the home; sons, David L. Strange, Jr. and wife Brenda of Waynesboro, PA, Steven D. Strange and wife, Amy of Greenwood, SC and a stepson, Joe Statler of Wilmington, NC; daughters, Lisa R. Bumbaugh and husband, Dennis of Chambersburg, PA, Ann M. Williams and husband, Rob Steele of Felton, DE, and a stepdaughter, Jaime R, Fennell and husband, Jason of Rocky Point, NC; a brother, Gary A, Strange, Jr. of Sophie, NC; 11

grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; also a host of nieces and nephews

and other relatives.


He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a sister, Mary Strange Bullard.


Memorials are suggested to The Special Olympics of SC-Area 2, 1276 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201,