Joel L. Strickland Sr.
Joel Lance Strickland Sr., 77, died Thursday evening (May 12, 2016) at his residence in Manor following an extended illness.
He was a native and life-long resident of Manor, son of the late Lance Lewis Strickland and Mary Edna McQuaig Strickland. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sara Beth Wilburn.
He was a 1957 graduate of Manor High School and was stationed in Germany for two years while serving in the United States Army.
He retired as owner of Strickland Logging and was the former owner of the Dairy Queen in Homerville and Blackshear. He was a member of Victory Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Paulette Waldron Strickland, of Manor; a daughter, Rebecca Anne Strickland Baldree (husband, Nathan), of Manor; a son, Joel Lance Strickland Jr., of Manor; two grandchildren, Trevor Dawson Baldree and Reagan Alexandria Baldree; a sister, Rosemary Williams, of Callahan, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Victory Methodist Church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Victory Methodist Church in Manor.
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Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.