Strickland was born in Arley on May 23, 1933, to Ernest E. and Juda (Wilson) Strickland. He served in the United States Army, was a retired truck driver and attended Bois’D Arc Creek Cowboy Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest E. Strickland; mother, Juda Wilson Strickland; son, Mitchell Strickland; one brother and three sisters.
He is survived by his daughters, Loretta Smith and Margaret Strickland; son, Robert Dale Strickland; brothers, Alvis “Tap” Strickland, Almus “Bit” Strickland, Paul Strickland, Russell Strickland, Sammy Strickland and Randolph Strickland; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571