Donald Elliott Strickland

Published 1:03 pm Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Donald Elliott Strickland, 87, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away on Feb. 1, 2019, in Pensacola, Fla.

He was born in Bratt, Fla. on Nov. 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.

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He was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church.

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

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

Visitation was held Feb. 3 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.