Delton E. “Strick” Strickland, age 79, died April 12, 2010 at home after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be held for family and friends at 5:00 pm to 8 pm April 13, 2010 at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee and prior to services on April 14, 2010. Funeral services will be held at Kennedy Springs Baptist Church at 1:00 pm with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Strickland was an active member of Kennedy Spring Baptist Church. He was saved, and in his final weeks stated he was ready to meet his Jesus. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Georgia Craft Strickland. Their children: Ricky Strickland and wife Lynn, Vickie Cole and husband David, all of Brandon, and Randy Strickland and wife Glenda of Magee. Grandchildren are: James Strickland, John Cole, Daniel Strickland, Grace Cole, Zach Strickland, Brittney Strickland and Kalyn Strickland. Other survivors include a sister, Elsie Barlow; and a brother, Jack Strickland. His faithful pets were “Pete” and “Tommy Dale”. We would like to thank Daddy’s caregivers: Ms. Janice Hayman, Ms. Virginia Chain, Ms. Cynthia Macklin and Ms. Valarie Layton. Our Dad was a good man who wanted to be a friend to everyone. He will be missed.
Tutor Funeral Home of Magee in charge of arrangements.