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MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Jimmy Lynn Strickland, Sr., 79, of Moultrie, Ga., died Friday, December 8, 2017 at his home.
Service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, December 11, 2017 at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Stanley Norman officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Sam Smith, Ricky Strickland, Austin Parish, Tillman Parish, Hunter Strickland, Ridge Smith, Dalton Strickland, Zack Strickland and Kameron Cooper.
Born December 17, 1937 in Moultrie, Ga., he was the son of the late James Leon Strickland and late Hilda Musgrove Strickland. Mr. Strickland loved farming. At the age of 5, he had determined it was what he wanted to do the rest of his life. He also loved his family dearly. He said love was the greatest commandment and considered this and forgiveness the most important; this is how he lived his life.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Lynn Strickland Jr., and his sisters Delayne Strickland Barker and Deloyce Strickland Manley.
Survivors include wife, Dorenda Tillman Strickland; five children, Sheila Strickland Smith and husband Mike of Zebulon, GA., Tracy Leon Strickland and wife Kristen, Chad Theron Strickland and wife Stephanie, Charity Strickland Parish and husband Brooks, all of Moultrie, GA; daughter-in-law Brenda Cannon Strickland of Moultrie, GA; nine grandchildren, Sam Smith and wife Shawn, Richard Elijah Strickland, Catherine Arrington and husband Danny, Toni Roberts, Chad Theron Strickland, Jr., Austin Parish, Tillman Parish, Libby Kate Parish, and John Thomas Parish; ten great-grandchildren, Ridge Smith, River Smith, Dalton Strickland, Hunter Strickland, Kameron Cooper, Zach Strickland, Sam Roberts, Jasmine Roberts, Trent Roberts, and January Roberts; and brother Sonny Strickland of Green Cove Springs, FL.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 pm Sunday at Cobb Funeral Chapel.
Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
Published on December 9, 2017
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