Services for James Hassler Strickland, 96, of Lubbock will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Ford Memorial Chapel in First Baptist Church with Reverend John Ballard officiating. Interment will follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Sanders Funeral Home. His family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
James went to be with his Lord on September 23, 2013. He was born on August 1, 1917 in Panhandle, TX to Hollis and Mabel Strickland. James married Mildred Alldredge in 1939. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. After 39 years of employment with the Social Security Administration, he was on staff at First Baptist Church from 1982-1992 as Minister of Family Life. After his retirement he continued his counseling practice. His wife, Mildred, preceded him in death in 1995. James was a long time member of First Baptist Church. James married Ann Gregory in 1997. She preceded him in death in 2004.
Loved ones include sons, Dr. James H. Strickland, Jr. and wife, Marlene; Dr. George Strickland and wife, Mary; Robert Strickland and wife, Gayle; daughter, Cheryl Goforth and husband, Al; nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. sister, Stella Morton; step-daughters, Lanell Lee and husband, Chick; Beth Arthur and husband, D’Nard; and a host of step-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to James H. Strickland Fund c/o-First Baptist Church 2201 Broadway Lubbock, TX, 79401.