Robert Dean Strickland

April 15, 1941 - July 17, 2012

04/15/1941 - 07/17/2012

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Visitation
Saturday July 21, 2012
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maranatha Baptist Church
2511 Old Spartanburg Road
East Flat Rock, NC 28726
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Service
Saturday July 21, 2012
1:00 pm
Maranatha Baptist Church
2511 Old Spartanburg Road
East Flat Rock, NC 28726
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Robert ìBobî D. Strickland, 71, of Hendersonville, beloved husband, father, and papaw, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Elizabeth House. He was a native of Madison County and lived most of his life in Henderson County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Lee and Elizabeth Ruff Strickland, and his brother, Billy Lewis Strickland, who died serving his country in Vietnam.

Bob attended Edneyville High School, prior to entering the U.S. Army for four years, during which he was stationed at Fort Benning, GA and in Korea. He was employed at Kimberly-Clark for over 32 years. He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church, was an avid golfer, and he loved country music.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sybil Maybin Strickland; two daughters, Alicia Eddy and her husband David, of Hendersonville, Pamela Shehan and her husband Brian, of Granite Falls, NC; grandchildren Nick and Nate Eddy, and Mason and Brady Shehan; three sisters, Margaret Gilliland of Hendersonville, Betty Burbage of Hendersonville, Gloria Longworth and her husband Roger of New Tazewell, TN, a brother, Jerry Strickland and his wife Becky, of Hendersonville; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at Maranatha Baptist Church at 1:00pm Saturday, with Rev. Blair Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military rites conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77, Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post #5206, and DAV Chapter 14. Pallbearers will be Gary Lockaby, Brad Johnson, Randall Johnson, Lex Justus, Kent Nicholson and Jeff Pace; honorary pallbearers will be his golfing buddies, Charles ìChuckî Jackson, Fred Dotson, Tommy Jones, Bobby Bennett, Eddy Owens, Shane Bradley, Ray Godfrey, Jim Ball, and Tom Hatchet. The family will receive friends from 11:30am to 1:00pm, prior to the service and at other times will be at the home. Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Elizabeth House, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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Debi McPeters
8 years ago

I was so sad to read of bobby’s passing. He was such a nice person, at true gentleman. We were on the same team at berkley; where he always went beyond the call of duty to help others. I am sorry to say it has been many years since I saw him. I pray God’s peace for you all as you go thru the grieving process. Be blesses!

Maria Wagner
8 years ago

Pam,

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I didn’t hear about this until today. Please know you are in my prayers. My dad has been gone 3 years and I know how difficult it is.

Jamie Osteen
8 years ago

Sybil, Alicia and Pam,

I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been thinking about you guys and praying for you! I’m so sorry for your loss and know how much you will miss him. I love you all and will keep you in my prayers. Please call if I can ever do anything to help. Love always, Jamie

Jeannie and Glen Lindsey
8 years ago

Please know that each of you are in our prayers. We love you.

Dale & Janice Warren
8 years ago

Sybil,Alicia,Pam, and family,

We are so very sorry for your loss.No matter how “expected”,it is never easy to say goodbye to those we love,but knowing it is a temporary goodbye gets us through. Praying for all of you.

Love in Christ,

Dale and Janice Warren

Diane Tucker
8 years ago

Sybil,

My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. You

are such a sweet person and I

know the Lord will see you through this with the help of the love of family & friends.

Love you,

Diane Tucker

Richard & Beverly Henderson
8 years ago

Alicia,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time!

We love you guys,

Richard, Beverly, Dawson and Landon

Jim and Cheryl Ball
8 years ago

We want you to know how much your family has meant to us over the years and Jim and Bob were exceptional friends. He was loved and will be missed by both of us. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. We are here for all of you.

Jonathan and Waynette Bishop
8 years ago

Our hearts go out to family at this time of need. Things are tuff but you know he’s in a better place. Waiting on the rest of the family to get there and be with him.

God be with you all.

Jonathan, Waynette, Ruby and Kasey

Billie Dewey
8 years ago

Sybil, So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Oh, how he loved his golf. My prayers are with you. Sincerely, Billie