Billy Ray Strickland
November 28, 1953 – May 17, 2016
ZEBULON – Billy Ray Strickland, 62, died Tuesday. A native of Franklin County he was son to the late Andrew Garland “A.G.” & Omega May Jones Strickland. Billy worked with Phillips Lighting. Everybody that knew Billy was a friend & he was a true friend. Billy had an easygoing way about him and was a man’s man. He loved singing in the praise team and was particular about his cars. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Lou Perry, dog Oscar & cat, Sammie.
Funeral service 11 am, Friday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the May family cemetery.
He is survived by his wife & best friend of 24 years, Rhonda Kay Griffin Strickland of the home, son, Matthew Khalil of Wilmington, brother, Willie Strickland (Gwen) of Clayton & cat Mindy.
Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net.