Thomas Strickland Sr.

July 29, 1935 ~ November 27, 2020

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Thomas Strickland Sr.

Booneville-Thomas “Doodle” Edwin Strickland Sr, 85, passed away on Friday November 27, 2020 at the Baptist Hospital in Oxford after a brief illness. He was born July 29, 1935 to Sarah Aurelia Strickland and Albert Green. He was married to Lillian Mae Strickland for 50 years. They enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren. He enjoyed telling stories of days gone by. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during the Korean War and also the MS Army National Guard. He loved to fix broken things. He enjoyed playing his 12 string guitar and listen to bluegrass music. He was a Christian.

Funeral services will be at Waters Funeral Home on Thursday, December 04, 2020 at 2:00 p. m. with Bro. Gerald Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Northeast MS Church of God in Christ Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lillian Grooms Strickland; (3) daughters, Sarah Smith of Savannah, TN, Theresa Hughes of Savannah, TN, and Lorrie Mitchel (Dustin) of Vicksburg; (2) sons, Thomas Strickland Jr. (Amber) of Powhatan, Ark and Jason Strickland (Traci) of Quinlan, TX; (13) grandchildren; host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; uncle that raised him, Ellis Strickland; (2) sisters-in-law, Millie Norris and Irene Grooms; son-in-law, Carl Smith, JR.

Visitation will be at Waters Funeral Home on Thursday, December 04, 2020 from 11:00 until service time.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family

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