Spencer “S. G.”  Green Strickland

Spencer “S. G.” Green Strickland

Spencer “S.G.” Green Strickland
June 21, 1926 – May 17, 2018

ZEBULON – Spencer “S. G.” Strickland, 91, a lifelong member of the Rocky Cross Community & a supportive friend and neighbor, died Thursday with his daughter by his side. He was born in Nash County to the late Spencer Green & Artelia Strickland. S.G. was a tobacco farmer and gardener who into his 90’s enjoyed riding his tractor every chance he could even weeks before his death. He loved gospel music singing bass in the church choir and with The Deacons Four Quartet. S. G. was an elder and faithful member of the Rocky Cross Baptist Church serving as a deacon for many years. For over 20 years he was on the Pilot Volunteer Fire Dept. He was also Chaplain for the Franklin County Firemen’s Association. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 61 years, Betty C. Strickland, sisters, Marie Gay, Katie Avery, nephews, Spencer Gay, & Timothy Avery.

He is survived by his daughter, Sandra S. Frick, brother, Jimmy Strickland (Barbara), nieces, Kim Sellers, Tracey Gay, & Michele Avery.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to Rocky Cross Baptist Church.

Funeral service 3:30 pm, Sunday, Rocky Cross Baptist Church with visitation from 2-3:30 pm, prior to the service and burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St. Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com


  • Archie and Faye Collie Posted May 18, 2018 1:07 pm


    So sorry to hear of your Dad,s passing. Faye and I spoke often of S G and Betty. They are reunited once again.

  • Ronnie Lewis Posted May 18, 2018 4:47 pm

    Fine man and friend, my condolences to his family and church family.

  • Denise Whitley Medlin Posted May 19, 2018 8:46 am

    Sandra, I am so sorry to hear about your daddy. I know he is in a better place with no more suffering. I will keep you in my prayers

  • Edward metry Eskaros Posted May 19, 2018 9:26 am

    Rest in peace

  • Triva Brooks Posted July 11, 2018 6:00 pm

    Mr. S.G. was a beacon of light for me during my years in Rocky Cross. He worked me hard in the tobacco fields & harder in life lessons. He & Ms. Betty were really nice & special to my family. My entire family cherishes all the people of Rocky Cross & forever will. Love & peace to the family, friends & neighbors of this extraordinary man. Love to you all. (I know I am late, but just saw this while trolling through…)

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