Mr. Harry Dean “Eddie” Strickland, 62, of Elrod Road, Rowland, was born on September 3, 1951 to the late Mr. Silas & Mrs. Brover Strickland, and died on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. He is preceded in death by two brothers: Mr. Paul Strickland and Mr. Wallace Strickland and one sister: Ms. Annie N.S. Locklear.
The funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Willards Chapel with the Revs: Stevie Jacobs and Lockey Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Hunt Family Cemetery.
Mr. Strickland is survived by his wife of 41 years: Mrs. Debra Strickland of the home; a son: Mr. Stephen (Melissa) Strickland of the home; a grandson: Mr. Austin Strickland of Pembroke; a granddaughter: Ms. Taylor Cummings of Pembroke; he was a father to Mr. Michael Carter of the home and Ms. Hope Johnson of Rowland; three brothers: Mr. Alex (Lillie) Strickland of Pembroke and Mr. Silas (Betty) Strickland and Mr. Jimmy (Frances) Strickland both of Rowland; six sisters: Mrs. Helen (Robert) Brayboy, Ms. Shelby J. Deese, Mrs. Cathelina (Morris) Locklear, Ms. Roanna S. Lowery and Ms. Diane Locklear all of Rowland and Mrs. Mildred (Carson) Locklear of Lumberton; and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.