Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Charles Strickland, age 67 died Monday evening at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Mr. Strickland was born in the surrounding city of Statesboro on November 20, 1948 to the late Charles L. and Gussie D. Strickland.
Mr. Strickland was a native and was a life-long resident and member of First Baptist Church of Pembroke, a 1966 graduate of Bryan County High School, served in United States Army during the Vietnam War, earned an associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Southern Tech College also earned a BA degree in Human Resources Administration from Saint Leo College. Dedicated over 30 years to the Georgia Department of Transportation serving as Construction Project Manager, District Construction Estimator, and Assistant Area Engineer in Maintenance. Served as Bryan County Code Enforcement Officer for 3 ½ years upon retirement. Mr. Strickland was an avid amateur radio operator and held an extra class license with a call sign of N4BWT. He also enjoyed sharing jokes with his family and friends, attending bluegrass festivals and ham fests, bird hunting, fishing and most of all being involved in his grandkids activities.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Delores Strickland; three daughters, Traci and Andrew Wells of Guyton, Annie and Gary Jarriel of Guyton and Tami and Shannon Thurston of Pembroke; grandchildren, Emily Jarriel, Dowson and Kinsley Hurt, Raydon, Harleigh and Baleigh Thurston; two aunts, Lucy Williamson of Louisville and Margie Denmark of Statesboro.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Flanders Morrison Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at Northside Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be; Rick Shuman, Ron Shuman, Wayne Purcell, Owen Purcell, Phil Denmark, Allen Proctor and Dale Williamson.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Amateur Radio Society and former classmates.
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Flanders Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Charles Strickland.