JAMES R. STRICKLAND, JR.
January 2, 1938 – March 15, 2011
DURHAM – James Ralph Strickland, Jr., 73, of Dudley Circle, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon at William Dunlap Hospice Center in Raleigh after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Durham County, son of the late Ralph and Mae Belle Hinton Strickland. Jim retired from IBM as a project manager, was past president of the Board of Directors of Bethesda Fire Department, a deacon of Bethesda Baptist Church, and was an avid Carolina fan.
In addition to his parents his sister, Judy Rae Strickland, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be held 11 am Saturday at Bethesda Baptist Church in Durham. Entombment service will be held 2:30 pm Saturday at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Zebulon.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Dale Arnold Strickland; numerous aunts and cousins.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Bethesda Baptist Church Building Fund, 1914 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC 27703 or the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Campus Box 7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295.
The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 pm Friday at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell and other times at the Arnold residence, 143 Barnette Rd., Louisburg.. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net