Dennis Lee Strickland, Sr., 62, of Mackey,
passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 of natural causes.
He was born Oct. 15, 1948 in Princeton to Earl and Ethel (Ahlemann)
He lived his entire life in Mackey. He was a
member of MackeyChurch of the Nazarene and was a 2nd LT in the Army National Guard.
He was employed as a Field Product Specialist with AGCO Corp. He was in the
agricultural business for 40 years including, owner of Strickland Equipment Co.
and territory manager for DMI Inc. and Sunflower Mfg. His hobbies
included collecting toy tractors, farm hats and antique tractors. In his
leisure time, he enjoyed playing Rook, camping, playing golf with his boys and
most importantly spending time with family.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Beverly
(Green) Strickland of Mackey; three children, Christa (Todd) Jacobs of
Newburgh, Amy (Jeff) Busing of Fort Branch, Dennis, Jr
(Stacey) Strickland of Mackey; six grandchildren, Hannah Kay Jenkins, Roy
Benjamin Jenkins, Jordan Iven Jacobs, Grant Dennis
Strickland, Grace LeeAnn Strickland; Gavin Edward
Strickland; and eight brothers and sisters, Ruth (Ron) Ringham,
Don (Marlyn) Strickland, Norma (Hilbert) Miller,
Joyce Parke, Marilyn Ireland, Bob Strickland, Bonnie (Phil) Lundeen,
and Connie (Mike) Barr.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; one daughter, Angela Denise Strickland; three brothers, Lloyd, Norman
and Larry Strickland; and a sister, Vonda Miles.
Funeral services will be at Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at MackeyChurch of the Nazarene with Pastor Chip Bullock will officiating.
Burial will be in TownsleyCemetery in Mackey. Somerville American Legion will provide military rites at
Visitation for family and friends will be
from Friday, Jan. 14,
2011 and from until service hour on Saturday at MackeyChurch of the Nazarene. Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in OaklandCity
is handling arrangements.