Billy Ray  Strickland

Billy Ray Strickland

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.

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