March 13 Memorial Service For Equine Insurance Executive Nick Strong – Horse Racing News

A Celebration of Life reception for Lowell Nicholas “Nick” Strong will take place Sunday, March 13, 2022, 2-6 pm with a memorial tribute 5-6 pm in Ballroom 2 of the Central Bank Center at Rupp Arena, 430 West Vine Street , Lexington, Ky. 40507.

Complimentary parking is available at Rupp Arena High Street Lot, 520 W High Street, Lexington, KY 40507.

Strong, 63, of Nicholasville, Ky., was born on Feb. 8, 1958, and passed on Dec. 10, 2021. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and businessman, Strong left an incredible impact on the entire community and beyond. His unique sense of humor, quick wit, leadership and virtue will never be forgotten by those who knew him.

Strong graduated from Tates Creek High School in 1976 and Eastern Kentucky University in 1980. He was the epitome of an entrepreneur who always enjoyed having “skin in the game.” He achieved great success with his diversified business interests which included being president of Old Colony Insurance Service, Inc., N & R Enterprises, Bluegrass Industrial Center, C&C Redi-Mix Concrete, chairman of Jessamine South Elkhorn Water District, special deputy sheriff for Jessamine County, active board member for the Jessamine County Joint Economic Development Authority, Central Bank and Trust Co., and Kentucky Lloyd’s Association of Agents.

Another of his greatest passions was his involvement in the equine industry; Thoroughbred owner & partner to many, boarding, breeding, racing and sales, farm ownership, bloodstock, handicapping and, of course, equine insurance.

He was a dedicated member of Southland Christian Church and many other organizations including the Keeneland Association, Thoroughbred Club of America, National Professional Association of Insurance Agents, Thoroughbred Farm Managers, Independent Insurance Agents, Chamber of Commerce, Home Builders Association and many more. He enjoyed spending time with his family & friends, traveling, construction, farming & most of all, his love of tractors.

He survived by his loving wife, Kimberly Strong (Froelich); his children, Sarah (Brandon Wells), Maggie (Alex Blanton), Lesley (Jared Hager), Lauren (Clayton Fitch) and Travis (Jen Cowley); and his grandson, Pierce. Nick is also survived by his sister, Karla Martello, his niece and nephew, Jeff and Katie Martello and his in laws Max and Brenda Froelich. He is preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Carl Strong.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in memory of Nick Strong to the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), your local Humane Society or Western KY Tornado Relief Fund via Southland Christian Church.

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