Joel Westbrook Strickland, 70


DUNN — Mr. Joel Westbrook Strickland, 70, formerly of Houston, Texas, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

Joel was born Sept. 13, 1948, in Harnett County, son of the late Hooper Mack and Katie Warren Strickland. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Paula F. Strickland; daughter, Koreanna Lynn Strickland; and brother, Willie Strickland.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Elvin Butts officiating and music by Miss Emma Neal. Burial will be at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas, at a later date.

Joel is survived by daughter, Holly Michelle Byington and husband David of Blountsville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Austin Wood, Justin Wood and Kiersten Byington; sister, Maxine Pierce of Dunn; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, prior to the service, at the funeral home and other times at the home on Fairground Road.

Arrangements are by Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn.


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