A native of Walterboro, Mr. Strickland was a son of the late Willie W. Strickland and Jessie Lee Smoak. He had lived in Aiken since 1967 and was the owner of Strickland Insurance Agency. He was a Navy veteran of World War 2 and participated in the invasion of Normandy. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, the American Legion and was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Temple in Charleston.
Survivors include a daughter, Ombra Sandifer of Tallahassee, Fla.; two sons, Paul W. Strickland and Derald W. Strickland, both of Aiken; three grandchildren, Sara Sikes, Melissa Strickland and Laura Strickland; and a great grandson, Chase Sikes.
Pallbearers will be Charles Snyder; Jimmy Snyder; Larry Snyder; Mark Bair and Michael Mack. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
RIP Dad, I love you.