Let the memory of David be with us forever.
  • 89 years old
  • Born on April 19, 1929 .
  • Passed away on October 10, 2018 .
David Lee Strickland, 89, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at his home.
A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late William Norman Strickland and Sallie Betty Batton. David was a longstanding member of First Baptist Church Butner where he served as a Deacon and Usher.  He was also an active member of Butner Masonic Lodge #697 serving as Master in 1982 and 1991. He remained an active participate in many volunteer service ministries, including nursing homes, where he sang country and gospel songs with his band, David Strickland band following his retirement from John Umstead June 30, 1982.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 15, 2108 at First Baptist Church Butner by Rev. Charlie Bryan and Arthur Byrd.  Burial will follow the service at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor with Masonic Rites.
Surviving are his wife, Mary J. Strickland of the home; a daughter, Peggy S. Hart (Ricky) of Oxford; a son, David L. Strickland, Jr. (Debra) of Clarksville, Va.; two step-sons, Merritt Bradsher of Holly Springs, Kenneth Bradsher of Butner; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Sunday evening, October 14, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.
Flowers are kindly accepted or memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St. Oxford, NC  27565.

Posted by Wayne & Linda Elms on 15th October 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Strickland family. He was a good man. God be with you all during this difficult time.
Posted by Donna Currin on 15th October 2018
So very very sorry to hear of the passing of such an absolutely amazing man who loved everyone and so very loved by many especially me! He will be so missed so very sad. Every time I saw David you were always right there by his side. I love you both Mary you are so very precious to me and our family! Love Donna Currin and family
Posted by Dorothy Watson on 12th October 2018
Mary and family, we are so very sorry to hear of David's passing. We have so many fond memories of him, and all the fun we had at Shrine meetings. You are in our prayers. Love and sympathy, Dot & Wayne

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