Jerry Watson Strickland, 65, of U.S. 301 South, Dunn, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.
He was born Oct. 19, 1951, in Harnett County. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Everett Strickland; and brother, Harvey Everett Strickland.
Mr. Strickland attended Central High School and had worked for Paul Beasley Concrete, Mid East Services and had owned and operated Strickland’s Hauling. He was a member of Oak Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Steve Dixon and Rick Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at Bethsaida Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Shelia Boyette Strickland; daughter, Kristy Knoll and husband Joey of Dunn; mother, Evelyn Glover Strickland of Dunn; granddaughters, Ericka and Lindsey Knoll; sister-in-law, Judy Strickland of Dunn; niece, Melissa O’Neal; and nephews, Eric and Chad Strickland.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the family.
Jerry Watson Strickland