Joseph Strong was born on August 26, 1914 to Joseph H. and Louise A. Strong. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on March 22, 1942 and was discharged on May 14, 1946 as a Lieutenant. He lived in Fayette and Columbus, Ohio and lived winters in Lee County, Florida. He passed away on February 24, 1996 in Florida. He is buried at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.