SFC Justin Eric Strom, 34 of Alpha Co, I Corps JBLM, WA died suddenly Monday, Oct 15, 2012 in a tragic pickup truck/train collision, which occurred on Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Justin was born in Seattle, WA on Dec 20, 1977. Above all else his family came first and he was an incredible father to Shyanne, Peter, Michael, and Jackson. This last year was extra special for Shyanne and Michael because their beloved Dad was finally able to transfer to JBLM from Ft Bragg, NC and be near their home in Puyallup.
Justin graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way. He served in the army for the last 12 years, which included 2 deployments to Iraq and 1 deployment to Pakistan. We are so proud of Justin, our hero.
He is survived by his family: his beloved wife, Tonya; his children Shyanne, Peter, Michael and Jackson; his brother Will and sisters Stephanie and Angie; his Mom, Claudia and Step-Dad David; his Step-Mom Britt; his Grandparents, Don and Lorraine; Uncles Brian, Chris and Eric; Aunt Sue; his nephew Cameron and niece Brooklyn; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his Dad, Mike.
We cherish the time we had with Justin and he is forever in our hearts.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, October 26 from 4-7pm at Westhill Church, Auburn, WA and a funeral on Saturday, October 27 at 11am Westhill Church. Interment at Tahoma National Cemetery Kent, WA following funeral.