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John D. STRICKLAND Jr.

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John D. STRICKLAND Jr. Obituary
POQUOSON - John D. "Jay" Strickland Jr., 70, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. He loved the Lord and has gone to be with his heavenly Father and family members who have gone on before.
Jay was a native of Loris, S.C. He worked at Newport News Shipbuilding for 25 years, as a welder, welding supervisor, and in the planning department. He then went on to work for the City of Newport News in the Wastewater Department. He was a member of Abundant Life Tabernacle, Hampton, where he loved to attend. Jay loved southern gospel and bluegrass music, and enjoyed NASCAR racing.
Preceding Jay in death were his parents, John and Mertie Strickland; in-laws, Ellison and Evelyn Holloway; brother-in-law, Billy Holloway; and a special aunt and uncle, Sadie and Chuck Tyers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Mary Jane; children, Rodney Strickland (Trina), Tim Strickland (Jennifer), Terry Strickland (Rhonda), Curtis Cawley (Anita), Connie Hotaling (Bob), Debra Daughtry, and Frankie Cawley; brother, Larry Strickland (Barbara); sisters, Hazel Duncan and Shirley Rhodes; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and his loving companion, Buffy (Tater-Bug).
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at the home. A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Abundant Life Tabernacle, by the Rev. Glen Jones. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the , 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A-102, Newport News, VA, 23606; or to Poquoson Volunteer Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662.
Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com
"Rest in peace my dear Jay, I will always love you and will meet you in Heaven with the Lord. You will never be forgotten." View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from Sept. 18 to Sept. 19, 2012
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