J.W. “O.B.” Strickland, 95, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence.
He was the son of the late Jim and Dovie Connor Strickland and the husband of the late Inez Grace Lewis Strickland. Mr. Strickland was preceded in death by two sons, Phillip Wayne Strickland and Tony Allen Strickland; and six siblings, Dewey Strickland, Robert Strickland, Cleveland Strickland, Gertrude Strickland Elliott, Ruth Strickland Roberts and Ollie Strickland Vann.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. Final rites will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 30 at the funeral home with Revs. George Strickland and Marvin Gwinn officiating. Interment will be in Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery.
He leaves to cherish his memory, six children, Libby Strickland, Doris Strickland Hines (Wayne), Richard D. Strickland (Cathy), James Kent Strickland and Donna Gayle Strickland, all of Cerro Gordo and Barbara Strickland Hamilton of Whiteville; two siblings, Alene Strickland Skorgard of Vista, Calif. and Billy Strickland of Evergreen; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.