DOD: January 3, 2018
Josh Strong, 45 years old, died after he was hit by a truck in a busy East Nashville intersection of East Trinity Lane and Dickerson Pike at 7:10pm. Metro police said that Strong was pronounced dead once authorities arrived. Investigators determined a pickup truck was traveling south on Dickerson Pike when Strong ran into the roadway, crossing from east to west. The driver stayed on the scene and told police he was unable to avoid hitting the man. No charges were filed against the driver.
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How he Was Lost
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From Josh Strong’s landlord, Brandon Evans:
I rented to Josh Strong from March 25th 2017 until he passed away on January 03,2018. His address was 1903 Dickerson Pike Room #5 directly across the street from where he was struck and killed by a truck. It is upsetting that news reports and articles state that he “was homeless” or “believed to be homeless” those statements aren’t accurate. Josh was a kind, gentle man who was so generous and would give you the shirt off of his back. He was a true joy to be around. Josh enjoyed country music and was a true cowboy. He had a young daughter that he talked about often. I will never forget Josh. Here is what his obituary states:
Josh Brian Strong
March 01, 1972 - January 03, 2018
Josh Brian Strong was born in Kingsport, TN to David and Linda Strong. He grew up in Norton, VA and he graduated from J.J. Kelly High School. Josh was a kind soul with a generous and loving nature who enjoyed guitar, karaoke, bull riding and spending time with his daughter. He lived life to the fullest by seizing opportunities to be cast as an extra in several television shows and he acted in various commercials. Josh’s goal was always to live in Nashville, where the Lord decided to bring him home. He lived more life in 45 years than some would if they were given 200. With his kind heart and free spirit, Heaven needed more color with him in it.
Josh leaves behind a 4 year old daughter, Hailey; brothers, Steven Strong (44), Nathan Strong (42) and David Walker (41), all of Kingsport, TN; and several nieces, nephews and many friends and relatives