Connelly Cadet Stong, 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Byram on Monday, March 15, 2021, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be Friday, March 19, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of the memorial service at 1:00 p.m at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram, MS. A resident of Byram since 1988, Mr. Stong was born on November 11, 1940 in Oklahoma. He was a retired salesman. As an avid hunter and angler, he loved the great outdoors and was a member of the Pearl River Bass Club. Most of all, he was a loving father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Stong; daughter, Connie Stong; and son, Kirk Stong. He is survived by daughters, Sheila (Tim) Dodge of Florence, Jamie (Marty) Clark of Brandon, Tracy (David) Bridges of Madison, and Amy (Ed) Hutchison of Madison; son, Rick (Robin) Graham of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.