Donald Elliott Strickland

February 6, 2019

Donald Elliott Strickland, 87, of Walnut Hill, FL, passed away February 1, 2019, in Pensacola, FL. He was born in Bratt, FL on November 3, 1931, to the late Walker E. and Gladys Wiggins Strickland.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Willie Marie Amos Strickland; a son George E. Strickland; and a sister, Mary Lou Strickland Wiggins.

He was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, Bill (Sandy) Strickland of Broken Arrow, OK; two daughters, Donna (Jon) Dees of Cantonment, FL and Becky (Paul) Madeira of Miami, FL; three sisters, Louise (Charles) Bryan of Mobile, AL; Marilyn Ward of Walnut Hill, FL and Sharee (Edward) Godwin of Walnut Hill, FL; four grandsons, Kory (Kelly) Dees, Joshua Dees, Blake Dees and Bradyn Strickland; granddaughter, Sarah Strickland; and great-granddaughter, Kyler Dees.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 4, 2019, from the Walnut Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ted Bridges and Rev. Joshua Long officiating.

Interment was in the Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.

Active pallbearers were Kory Dees, Joshua Dees, Blake Dees, Bradyn Strickland, Brett Ward and Horace Ward.

Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Poulsen and Wayne Long.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


One Response to “Donald Elliott Strickland”

  1. Fireman on February 12th, 2019 2:52 pm

    Loved this man. I remember hunting whitetail with him and my uncle when I was a kid. He’ll be remembered fondly.

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