James Neal Strickland Obit

Hopkins Co. TX

Submitted by Gena Forsyth



5-26-1999 Wed

James Neal Strickland

Funeral services for James Neal Strickland, 60, of Cumby will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27, in First Baptist Church of Cumby with the Rev. Wes Dean officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cumby Funeral Home.

Interment will follow services in Cumby Cemetery with Travis Baxley, Tony Stephenson, Johnny Powell, Roy Steward, Bill Scroggins, Skipper Hurley, Jim Crump and Harley Moore serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Cumby Volunteer Fire Department, Marion Jones, Bobby Mathews, Bud Cline, Bill Jenkins and Mike Morgan.

Mr. Strickland died at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, at his residence.

He was born March 30, 1939, in Cumby, the son of R.L. and Connie Opal McFarland Strickland. He married Mary Ann Brand on Aug. 8, 1958, in Cumby. She survives.

Mr. Strickland was a founder and lifetime member of the Cumby Volunteer Fire Department and a former mayor of Cumby. He was a general contractor. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cumby.

Other survivors include three sons, Ronald Neal Strickland, James Barry Strickland and Jeffrey Dean Strickland, all of Cumby; one daughter, Linda Darlene Hammons of Cumby; two brothers, Chester Hugh Strickland of Ropesville and Charles Dean Alley Strickland of Wichita Falls; one sister, Bettie Lou Tuggle of Cumby; and nine grandchildren, Amanda Strickland, Michael Strickland, Angie Strickland, Jamie Strickland, Megan Strickland, Jordan Strickland, B.J. Brian James Wright, B.O. Wright and Josh McCord.

Mr. Strickland was preceded in death by his brothers Raymond Lester Strickland and Delton Ray Strickland and one infant brother.

Memorials may be made to Hopkins County Hospice or Cumby Cemetery Association.