Bill Strickland SUFFOLK - William Edward "Bill" Strickland Jr., 80, died July 3, 2009, in Sentara Obici Hospital. Born in Wayne County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Maggie Willa G. and William E. Strickland Sr. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, William T. Ellis and brothers, Ralph, Earl, Tiny, James and P.C. Strickland. Mr. Strickland was self employed as a contractor and as a farmer and attended Western Branch Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Edna A. Strickland; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda S. and Jim Dinsmore, Margaret S. and Wayne Boyce, all of Suffolk; sister, Christine Saunders of Hampton, Va.; grandchildren, Heather Boyce of Suffolk, J. Stock and Amy Dinsmore of Virginia Beach; great-grandchildren, Kaylin and Holly; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory by the Rev. Tim Rawls with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Western Branch Baptist Church, 6952 Old Myrtle Road, Suffolk, VA 23434 or the
, 604 Constance Woods Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 4, 2009