Alex StricklandName: Alex Strickland
Date of Death: 07/14/2012
Age at death: 87
Military Service: US Navy
Alex A. Strickland, 87, Sarasota died on July 14, 2012. He was born on November 1, 1924 in Tifton, GA, to the late Marie & John Glen Strickland. He was a graduate of Middle Georgia College, a Veteran of the US Navy, serving during World War II and completed a 32 year career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, before retiring in Sarasota in 1979.
He married Kathleen Sims on April 12, 1947, and she survives. Also surviving are 3 children, Carol (John) Brush of Sarasota, Linda Webb (Mike Lee) of Bradenton, and Chuck (Connie) Strickland of Kingsport, TN, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and his brother, Glen Strickland of Waverly Hall, GA.
He was a member of Crossroads, formerly North United Methodist Church in Sarasota for 33 years. Alex was a member of the ELKS and the Federal Prison Retirees Association.
He was a devoted family man, avid sportsman, golfer, fisherman, and lifelong University of Georgia Bulldog fan.
Services will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Abbeville, GA arrangements provided by Frazier and Son Funeral Home of Rochelle, GA.
Local arrangements provided by Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel.
Local Memorial Services at Crossroads Methodist at a later date.
Donations may be made to Crossroads Methodist or Cedar Creek Baptist Church.