Roger Lee Strickland, 76, died Sunday. He was born in Nash County. He was an auto parts manager for many years and also retired from the Zebulon RFD. Roger was a giving man with a determined spirit. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren very, very much. Mr. Strickland was preceded in death by his father, Henry Lee Strickland, sisters, Barbara Williams & Anita Allen.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Frances Marie Woodlief Strickland, children, Leamon Strickland (Lenore), Carolyn Hicks (Burt), mother, Eldie Eatmon Strickland, sister, Donna Osgood (Oz), grandchildren, Jake Strickland, Lanie Grace Strickland, Lynn Hicks Allmon, great grandchildren, Braxton Allmon, Macie Allmon, Renna Jane Johnson, & Brenlee Allmon.
Graveside service 2 pm, Thursday, Zebulon Town Cemetery. He will lie in repose 9 am – 12 pm, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com.