Willard Foye “Bucky” Strickland, 81, of 4440 K-Held Road, passed away peacefully at Wake Med on March 7, 2015. Bucky was born on August 9, 1933 to the late Carvey Anderson Strickland and Nona Hall Strickland. He graduated from Knightdale High School in 1951 and married Frances Whitley Strickland on July 24, 1958. He was a self-employed contractor, owning Systems Electronics Inc. Bucky was a devoted member of Wendell Masonic Lodge #565 and Order of the Eastern Star #87. As long as his health permitted, he was an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Bucky was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, a man that truly looked after his family and friends.
Funeral service 2:00 pm, Monday, March 9, 2015 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 8400 Poole Road, Knightdale 27545. Entombment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 809 W. Gannon Avenue, Zebulon 27597. The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 12:00 to 1:45 pm at the church and other times at their home.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; sons: Michael Foye Strickland (Laura) of Fuquay-Varina and Timothy Scott Strickland of Knightdale; grandchildren: Candi Scott Marshburn Brastow (Tennant), Aaron Michael Strickland, Ethan Hunter Strickland, and Grayson Robert Strickland; nieces: Patsy Horton and Jackie Wallace.
Bucky was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers.
Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.