John Larry Strickland

John Larry Strickland

August 15, 1935 – January 8, 2023

ZEBULON – John Larry Strickland, 87, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023.  He was born in Nash County to the late Roy Lee Strickland and Geraldine Trevathan.  He will be remembered for being a man of faith, faithful to the Lord and his children. He also served his country honorably in the Army National Guard.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife and best friend of 62 years, Charlotte Brantley Strickland and his son, Larry Todd Strickland.

He is survived by his daughters, Jeannie Arena (Paul) and Linda Matthews; sisters, Betty Sue “Pansy” Crowder and Lorine Jones, 3 grandchildren; Katie Arena, Courtney Babb (Travis), and Kristina Williams (Tyler), and 3 great grandchildren; Connor Babb, Hayden Williams and Cohen Williams.

Visitation will be from 1:30pm to 3:00pm Wednesday, January 11, 2023, with Funeral Service to follow at 3:00pm at Union Hope Baptist Church, located at 12717 NC 97, Zebulon NC. Burial will follow at the Murray Family Cemetery, 13112 NC 97, Zebulon NC.

Arrangements entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell, NC  27591.


  • Sandra Smith Morgan Posted January 9, 2023 8:28 pm

    Pansy, Lorine and Family, Ted and I are so very sorry to learn of Larry’s passing. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love in Christ,
    Ted and Sandra Smith Morgan

  • Denise Medlin Posted January 9, 2023 11:08 pm

    Sorry to hear about Mr.Strickland. He differently was a man of God. He will surely be missed but knowing he is now in the present of His Lord and Savior that means the world knowing you will see him again one day.

  • Dewey Lee Brannan Posted January 11, 2023 4:05 pm

    So sorry to hear about Larry. A great friend.

  • Jean Hunt Posted January 11, 2023 7:01 pm

    my love and prayers o all of the family. Larry was a dear friend many years ago…

  • Garry Randall Rooks Posted January 12, 2023 8:16 pm

    Larry was very fine man and touched the lives of many people. Charlotte and him were wonderful people, parents, friends to many, and touched all that they encountered. Hopefully Jeannie and Linda can find peace and my thoughts are with you as you grieve, but you had great parents, and they taught you well. They touched my life too.

  • Janet Parker Posted January 14, 2023 3:01 pm

    Mark and Janet Parker send our prayers and comfort to all the family members of Mr. Strickland, may he rest in peace and out of any pain. God Bless the hold family. Lorine we pray that you find comfort in a life well lived. Love you, Janet, Mark and Odie Parker

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