Gary Lee Strickland

October 19, 1958 ~ October 1, 2020 (age 61)


McAllen, TX – Gary Lee Strickland, Sr., 61, passed away unexpectedly October 1, 2020 in McAllen.  He was born October 19, 1958 in Ludowici to Lowell and Shirley Strickland.  He enjoyed his career as a truck driver for 42 years and was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Strickland.

Survivors are his mother, Shirley Strickland Smith of Jesup; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary, Jr. and Felisha Strickland of Angleton, TX, Joshua and Devin Strickland of Brazoria, TX, Jonathan and Whitney Strickland of Lake Jackson, TX, and Shawn Yokum of Houston, TX; sisters and brothers-in-law, Deborah and Albert Hosea and Brenda and Jeff Farley of Brazoria, TX, Alice Strickland and Joy and Vance Epperson of Jesup, and Martha Morton of Galveston, TX; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Lil Strickland of Starke, FL, Wilton and Terry Strickland of Jesup and Fred and Tobi Rhoden of Ludowici; twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Private family services were held at Riviera Funeral home in McAllen.

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