STRICKLAND, Robert J.
Robert (Bob) J. Strickland passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Woodstock. Visitation will be held at the Woodstock Funeral Home on Saturday, March 30th, at 1:00 PM, followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 PM at the Woodstock Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Alan Weatherly of Asbury United Methodist Church, Madison, Alabama, officiating. Bob was born on October 28, 1943, in Hastings, Nebraska. Following his years of military duty in the U.S. Navy, Bob pursued a career at IBM, retiring after 25 years of service. Bob is preceded in death by his stepfather, E. A. Turner, and by his in-laws, Mary and Clyde Orr. He is survived by his wife, Lynne Orr Strickland; his sons, Mike and Danny; his mother, Venus Turner; his sister, Donrue Ingram and her family; his stepsister, Sandy Dennison and her family; his sister-in-law, Jeanne Thomas and her family; and his brothers-in-law, Donald Orr and Douglass Orr and their families. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Everyday Angels, Inc. (donate online at everydayangels.info or mail to 2449 Towne Lake Pkwy., Woodstock, GA 30189) or to Papas Pantry (donate online at papaspantry.org or mail to 6551 Commerce Pkwy., Suite 200, Woodstock, GA 30189). The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Vanderbilt Medical Center, to Georgia Cancer Specialists, and to the many family members and friends who provided support and love during the course of his illness. Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, Georgia – 770-926-3107.