William “Billy” E. Strickland, 75 passed away, Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Glenvue Health and Rehabilitation Center in Glennville. He was born in Waycross, Georgia, December 26, 1943 to Raymond Matthew and Effie Driggers Strickland and lived in South Georgia all of his life. He was retired from the Pulpwood Timber industry and a self employed shrimper. He was a loving caring husband, father, and grandfather and great grandfather. He is preceded in death by his mother, sister, Daisy Strickland, brother, Mack Merritt.
He is survived by wife, Martha Strickland of Hortense, GA
Children, William “Billy” Strickland, Jr. of Darien, GA
Melody Strickland Wharton of Waverly, GA
Fanny Maniza Strickland of Blackshear, GA
Raymond Matthew Strickland of Hortense, GA
Effie Nadine Strickland of Brunswick, GA
Father, Raymond Matthew Strickland of Hortense, GA
Brothers, Jimmy Merritt of Massachusetts
Mack Merritt of Ohio
Sisters, Mary Ann Merritt of New Hampshire
Karen Strickland of Atlanta, GA
Sharon Grundy of St. Augustine, FL
Amanda Stone of Jesup, GA
Patricia Carter of Brunswick, GA
Sarah McLeod of Blackshear, GA
Grandchildren, Raymond M. Strickland Jr., Tricia Cummings, Robert Wharton Jr., A’Kameo Barnes, Lance Waters, Dorothy Myers, Dusty Myers, Myla Waters, Nadia Jeffcoat, Caleb Gregg
Twelve Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.
Celebration of Life services will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Laura Walker State Park, Building # 2 in Waycross, Georgia
The care and services for Mr. William “Billy” E. Strickland is entrusted to Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia
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