Funeral service for Mr. Shannon E. Strickland Sr., 76, will be 2 p.m. today, October 12, 2010, at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary with Minister Richard O'Connor officiating. Private burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to service at the funeral home. Mr. Strickland died Sunday at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham. Survivors include wife, Patsy Strickland; daughters, Deborah Lively and husband, Don; son, Shannon Strickland Jr. and wife, Cherry; grandchildren, Tim Horn, Crystal Lloyd and husband, Tyler, Paula Jones and husband, Ronald, Robyn Mashon, Trey Lively and wife, Brittany; great-grandchildren, Landon and Brianna Horn, Kaylie, Brady, M'Aleigh Jones and Sophie Mashon; sister, Annette Lackey; brothers, Wayne Strickland and wife, Gail, Travis Strickland and wife, Shelia, Ronald Strickland and wife, Jeannie; sister-in-law, Lottie Lay; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Strickland is preceded in death his parents, Kermit and Linnie Strickland. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Barry and Terry Lackey, Ronnie, Donnie, Tab, Brett, Jamie and Bran Strickland. Mr. Strickland was a lifelong resident of Munford and member of Betta-View Hills Church of Christ. He retired from Anniston Army Depot and was an avid Alabama fan, golfer and loved fishing. He especially loved spending time with his grandbabies. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Betta-View Hills Building Fund. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of arrangements. (256) 236-3441 Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 12, 2010