Allan Dale Strong, 67 of Welch, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017.  Allan was born in Phoenix, Ariz. on October 4, 1950 to Charles and Mary (Townsend) Strong. He was an artist, enjoyed writing short stories, and worked as a carpenter.  Survivors include his mother, Mary Autry of Quapaw; brothers, Chris Strong of Woodville, Ohio, Mark Strong of California, and Brian Autry of Quapaw, Okla. He is preceded in death by his father Charles Strong.  Arrangements are under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home.  Private family services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at