Mr. Bobby Ray Strickland was the son of the late Mr. Prather & Mrs. Ruthie Jane Oxendine Strickland, he was born July 25, 1947 in Scotland County, NC. He departed this life on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at the age of 73. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a son: Mr. Christopher Dwayne Strickland; a twin sister that he loved and cherished deeply: Mrs. Nancy Locklear and a brother: Mr. Prather “Cracker” Strickland, Jr.
He enjoyed watching NASCAR and also drag racing himself, loved doing lawn care, not only for family but strangers as well. His main goal was to make everyone he came in contact, laugh.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs: Kelvin Locklear and Listern Dial officiating. Burial will follow in the White Hill Church Cemetery.
Left behind to cherish his memory are: his significant other: Ms. Judy Jacobs of the home; two sons: Mr. Fabian Strickland(Shirley) of Maxton and Mr. Trent Strickland of Wilmington, DE; two daughters: Mrs. Bobbie Sampson(Bryan) and Mrs. Makesha Goins(Wayne) both of Maxton; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special friends: Mr. Larry Benz of Charlotte; Mr. David Lofton of Charlotte; Mrs. Faye & Mr. Clayton Edwards and Mr. Larry & Mrs. Snookie Godwin all of Charlotte and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home Chapel.
Brother go rest high on that mountain and hug your sister and walk through the green grass.
I would like to express my most sincere condolences during this most difficult time and may God give the family of
Mr. Bobby Ray Strickland the comfort and peace to help ease the pain of your loss.
Bob, you will be miss by everyone. I will always remember our conversations in the backyard and the countless breakfast meetings we would have. You were a great friend back on Hartford. May you rest in heaven for eternity.