David Daniel Strickland, 88, passed away on May 30, 2015 and has gone to join his beloved wife, Dot. He was born January 28, 1927 in Rocky Cross, NC to the late Daniel and Polly Strickland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dot, his son, Dennis and his grandson, Sam.
He was a dedicated church member of Rocky Cross Baptist Church for over 80 years. He served as the treasurer of the church for over 40 years. David retired from North Carolina State University in 1990 and loved traveling with Miss Dot all over the state as well as the rest of the country. They were well known at all the local restaurants. Mr. David was also known for his bounty from the garden.
He is survived by his son Duveen Strickland and wife Amy of Rocky Cross, daughter, Debbie Strickland Watkins of Rocky Cross; two grandchildren, Patrick Strickland and Autumn Watkins.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Rocky Cross Baptist Church, 13452 Burgess Road, Middlesex, NC 27557. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.
Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to Rocky Cross Baptist Church Building Fund.
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.