BELMONT - Donald Lee Strickland, 51, of 210 Thirteenth St., died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
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He was born in Johnston County, the son of the late Bobby Strickland and Shirley Capps Deans.
Mr. Strickland was a painting contractor for more than 33 years.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Capps Strickland; a daughter, Michelle Lee Strickland and husband John Wayne McKinney of Charlotte; a son, Cliffton Wade Strickland of the home; a stepdaughter, Shara Nicole Watts of Blacksburg, S.C.; two sisters, Shelby Garcia of Virginia Beach, Va., and Suzanne Deans of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Jordan Lee McKinney and Ronald Jacob McKinney; and two step-grandchildren, Michael and Ethan Watts.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Strickland will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, 375 Woodlawn Ave., Mount Holly with the Rev. David McClure officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Published in Gaston Gazette from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2013