Dr. Joseph Daniel Stringer, Jr. of Waynesboro, MS passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 after an extended illness. He was born in Taylorsville, MS on Thursday, December 1, 1932 to Joseph Daniel Stringer, Sr. and Rachel Risher Stringer. He was married to the late Sharia Gregory Stringer for 63 years.
Dr. Stringer is preceded in death by his wife, Sharia Gregory Stringer; father, Joseph Daniel Stringer, Sr.; mother, Rachel Risher Stringer. He is survived by his son, Joseph Daniel Stringer, III, Winona, MS; daughter, Dr. Michele Stringer Platt, Mobile, AL; granddaughter, Gracie Platt, Mobile, AL; sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Robertson, Taylorsville, MS.
Dr. Stringer was educated at and was a quarterback for Taylorsville High School, Jones Junior College, and Marion Military Institute. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Tennessee, Dan and Sharia were stationed in Frankfurt, Germany with the Army.
Colonel Stringer served over 30 years in the Army and Army Reserve and was the Hospital Commander of the 305th Field Hospital in Gulfport, MS. After achieving his Airborne medal, he completed Air Assault training at the age of 55. The army reactivated him to participate in Operation Desert Storm. He retired from the United States Army and later retired from Stringer Dental Clinic after working as a Dentist for over 60 years.
During his lifetime, he was a pilot, Boy Scout leader, world traveler, and avid hunter and fisherman. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Waynesboro and sang in the choir. Dan and Sharia also volunteered with a dental mission trip to Honduras.
Visitation for Dr. Stringer will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Freeman Funeral Home, 1305 Skyland Drive, Waynesboro, MS. Graveside Services will be held at 12:30 PM Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Fellowship Cemetery in Taylorsville, MS with Dr. Andy Olson and Dr. Steve Smith officiating. Interment will be in Fellowship Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to Mrs. Sheila Britton for her many years of friendship and service.
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