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Donald Ray StricklandClinton, Tenn. – Donald Ray Strickland, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 24, 2015. Raised in Black Oak, Arkansas, Don was the youngest of Billy and Etta Strickland’s thirteen children. He was a graduate of Monette High School and Arkansas State University. He proudly served in the Army and spent his career with the Army Corps of Engineers at Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas and Rough River Lake in Kentucky. Where, as park manager, he founded a lake shore clean up event which won national award with the Keep America Beautiful campaign. Always serving others in the community, Don established a boxing club in Rogers, Arkansas where he coached and refereed. He was also active member of the United Methodist Church where he often put his beautiful singing voice to good use in the choir. Don and his wife Brenda (who passed in 2011) retired to Jonesboro area in 1998 where they enjoyed traveling, church activities and spending time with friends and family. Don is survived by his daughter, Linda Eghlidos of Houston, Texas; a son, James Strickland of Clinton; three grandchildren, Evan Strickland, Samuel Strickland and Maryan Eghlidos. A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Gregg Langford Bookout Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service at the funeral home. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of local arrangements.
I just learned of Don's passing and was saddened by it. Don was responsible for many happy days for our mother while she was at Morning Pointe. I know he is in heaven rejoicing with his wife. Condolences to his entire family.
Angela Freeman Beach Aug 31 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember him walking through Mariner Point. I will keep you in my prayers.
Vickie Walker Aug 25 2015 12:00 AM
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