Dear Mrs. Strickland and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Strickland. I am sorry I didn't know earlier, but I certainly wanted you to know how nice our family thought he was. My own father didn't care for doctors in general until he met your husband / Dad. The extra time and compassion he took with his patients spoke volumes to my dad. We will be praying for your family.
I am so sad to hear about Dr Strickland passing. He was an awesome Dr as well as a friend. I had been a patient of his for over 12 years and he would always take the time to ask about our motorcycle tours that my wife and i took. We will truly miss him. I waited for over 2 years in hopes that he would beat this and be back doing what he loved to do and being with his family. I will truly miss you and will never forget you.
We all thought the world of Dr Strickland both as a person and as a Dr. Just found out today that he passed away. Our deepest sympathy to his family. We will miss his friendship.
The Ross family
Dr. Strickland was my favorite Dr. No matter how busy he was, or how behind he might have been in schedule, he always had time for us. Never, ever, rushed us through like so many Dr.'s do. He was the consummate Doctor. So sad to have him leave this earth so early . He could have done so much more great work.
Doc, as I always would call him was more than my physician. I started going to him over 12 years ago and always was amazed by his compassion and friendship when I would see him. He was always a kind person who clearly loved his family and life with all that it had to offer. I will never forget his personal interest in my life as we would talk about the aviation business and family issues growing up in the Woodlands. He was a true friend who always made time in his busy schedule just to see how I was doing. The medical profession has truly lost one of their best physicians and humanitarians. He had always help me in countless ways throughout the years with his medical expertise. My prayers and thoughts are with his family whom he loved deeply.
Doc, Fair Winds and Following Seas as you travel to everlasting peace. I am really going to miss you.
Dr. Strickland was such a wonderful person, a great doctor whose love of his family was obvious. His patient encounters were never rushed, no matter how busy he was that day. I always left his office feeling better. My sincerest sympathy to his family; I am praying for you all.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dr. Strickland. As a pharmaceutical rep, he was one of my favorite doctors to call on. He was always so positive and such a truly genuine person. I know his family was the most important thing in the world to him. God bless you all.
I was saddened to learn of Dr. Strickland's passing today when I tried to make an appointment. My heart goes out to his family and all of his loved ones. May he rest in peace forever in the Kingdom of God, for he was such a kind, passionate, wonderful man that I had the priviledge to get to know as his patient. He was always smiling and always out to help those who were sick. Peace be with you in all the days of your new life with Jesus!
I was privileged to be part of Don's care. He was a blessing to ME every time I saw him. He faced his diagnosis and treatment with such an outward calm and gentle peacefulness. Don knew Who held his future. I know his only regret would be to leave his family behind. He always spoke with kindness, joy and excitement about Gale, Anna, & Hayes. He never failed to express how blessed he was to have you. May you all be comforted with God's love and peace, knowing Don is resting easy with Jesus.
Gale, Anna and Hayes, I so enjoyed working with Dr Strickland in Marion, NC at McDowell Internal. It was a sad time for all of us when you moved away. He was such a caring doctor, treating all of his patients like he'd want his own family to be treated: with respect and dedication, a down to earth all around good guy! Can't forget that sense of humor either, he was quiet the character. You pretty much had to smile when he was around. We were all thrilled for the both of you Gale, when he told us you were pregnant with Anna. He was so proud of his baby girl. Anna, you were his sunshine. I enjoyed the Sundays that I worked in the nursery at Greenlee Baptist Church and got to take care of you. You were sure a sweetie pie. After you all moved to TX I remember the call that he made to tell us that his second child, "a boy, his name is Hayes" had been born, you could feel his excitement and joy over the phone. We were thrilled for all of you and couldn't wait to see the first pictures! We all thought that you looked like your dad Hayes. He loved all of you so much. The last thing he said to me on the phone the evening before he passed was "pray for Gale and the kids". I know you're all going to miss him so much. You should be glad though that he made his place in this world better, he made the most of the life he was given and he loved and was loved. Gale, let us hear from you when you can and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you often.
My Husband and I were patients of Dr. Don and just loved him dearly! He was so real! After one of my yearly physicals I told him I was not happy with my current weight. So as the physical ended and I was walking down the hall and he was still seated in the middle of the examining room, he leaned back in his chair and called out the door..."Keep working out!" I laughed out loud. He will be missed. But oh what a beautiful legacy he left. Always spoke of his family with such love!
Dr.Strickland heaven has new angle.
Dr.Strickland you accepted your diagnosis with determination and grace. You always were first to ask how I was doing or about Mike's new job. You are an inspiration to us all. Hold your head up high and keep plugging on. God has a plan for us. He called you home to soon. You are missed my Dr.Strickland.
Dr. Strickland did the physicals at the chemical plant where I work. He and I talked during his battle with cancer and I must say that his insight is helping me now as I struggle with cancer. He was a great guy, highly respected, and will be missed. Our prayers go out to the family and friends.
Our prayers are with the Strickland family during their loss. Don was my doctor and my friend and we had great chats on basketball and my cholesterol. It comforts me to know he was a strong Christian and that he is with our Lord and he will be reunited with his family and friends in the future. I was blessed to have known him.
Don was a wonderful friend to me and so many and I will hold dear the many memories of the years we spent watching our daughters play and practice basketball. He was one of a kind and his family meant everything to him. May God bless you all.
Gale, Anna and Hayes, my sincerest condolences in the loss of Dr.Strickland. He worked at McDowell Internal Medicine with me. He had such a pleasant and caring way about him and his sense of humor was absolutely delightful. I was remembering some of the things he would say that would make me laugh. Working with him was very rewarding and I missed him very much when he left. I pray that you will find comfort and peace in the coming days. Will think of you often. God's Blessings on you all. Sincerely, Doreen Allison
Our deepest condolences to the Strickland family. We were so saddened to hear of Dr. Strickland's passing. He was our family doctor and he was the most compassionate, caring and loving man. He made you feel so comfortable during your visits and always asked you about your family...he also loved sharing stories about his own family, which he was SO proud of! May the beautiful memories you have of this wonderful man sustain you all during this most difficult time.
Dr. Strickland has been our doctor for many years--@ 22 years for me and @ 12 years for Bob. He loved to joke with Bob and was the BEST doctor I ever had by having a WONDERFUL sense of humor and caring/concern for his patients!! We will greatly miss him.
Don and I met in the 6th or 7th grade. While we didn't always keep in touch through the years, I'll always remember growing up w/ him, John and Bert. Condolences to his family.
May the Lord be with each of you as you grief the loss of your husband, father, son and friend. Gale, Anna and Hayes, I have never had the oppotunity to meet you and through friends I have been told how special you were to Don and your Dad! I graduated with Don from South Jones High and always admired his commitment and loyalty to his friends and family! Dr. Strickland, Mrs. Strickland and Beverly, I am also thinking and praying for you as you are also grieving the loss of your son and brother whom I know you also loved and will miss him dearly. As you go through each day, know our Heavenly Father is holding you and is right by your side during this time. I am praying for your family and will continue to do so. God will be your strength and your refuge during this time.
I first came to know Don nearly 15 years ago as my new doctor. Over those years I got to know the compassionate and caring man so many of us did. It was always a pleasure to talk about music and our worship services at Stonebridge Church together. Don's heart for God was evident in his work and in the many ways he touched so many lives. It has been a true joy in my life to have known this wonderful man of God and I am honored to have been able to call him my friend. You will be missed but we will rejoice with you as are are now spending eternity with your creator and Lord, Jesus Christ. May God embrace your family with comfort, peace and blessings.
Dr. Strickland was a wonderful and caring man. He personalized his relationships with his patients. He will be missed.
We will keep your family in our prayers. Don was a friend who always made time to listen and care. We are very sorry for your families loss.
Dr Strickland was a great doctor very caring for all his patients. He will be greatly missed my prays go to his family.
Dr. Strickland was the most caring and wonderful doctor and Christian man. He is surely missed but we have such an appreciation for all he did for his patients, friends and his family. He showed compassion when my husband passed away and I truly enjoyed knowing him.
Don was a caring professional and a man who could discuss any subject at a very knowledgeable level. You will be missed!
Dr Strickland was a wonderful caring Doctor. We have been patients of his since he first opened his office.Words cannot describe the loss we are feeling. He cared so deeply for his patients and as someone said he treated us as more than patients. He was interested in our lives and what we did. He was never too busy to spend time with you and he never rushed you. Drs like he was you can't find anymore. He was just so awesome. To his wife, son and daughter. He talked about you all to everyone. He was so proud of all your accomplisments. The love he had for all of you would shine through his eyes as he talked about you. God Bless you during this time and in the coming months as you are grieving for him. He will never be forgotten.
June & Gary Barnes Conroe, TX
Dr. Strickland was my doctor for nearly 20 years. He was the kindest most compassionate Christian man and doctor. My prayers for his family. He will always be remembered.
May you hold on to the wonderful memories of Don. Our thoughts are with the Strickland family.
Bernie, Carrie, Kelsey and Ryan Lang
Dr. Strickland was a great doctor and a great friend. He will be remembered. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
We will always remember Dr. Strickland as a kind man and caring physician. Our deepest sympathy to the Strickland family!
Deepest sympathies for the family, friends, patients and colleagues of Dr. Strickland.
He was a wonderful doctor and a kind and caring man. He always took his time with us and treated us like friends rather than patients. He will be missed.
With sorrow and condolences for the Strickland family.
He will always be in our hearts and memories.
Larry and Kathy Ferguson
Our deepest sympathy to the Strickland Family for their loss. He was a wonderful physician and man.
Don & Patty Garrow