Dennis Warren Strickland

Dennis Warren Strickland, 73, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday morning, September 8, 2020, at his residence.

Born in Miami, FL August 24, 1947, he had lived in Sebring, FL for many years prior to moving to Pierce County in 2000.  He had worked for Bud’s Body Shop for many years while in Florida.  Riding motorcycles, hunting, and deep sea fishing had been some of his favorite things to do before his health began to fail. You could usually find him tinkering around the house on his good days and during the fall, if he was feeling like it, he enjoyed going to turkey shoots.  He was a member of Haywood Baptist Church and loved going to church when he was able.  He dearly loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 He was a son of the late Henry “Buddy” Strickland and Nancy Beverly Strickland. He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Linda Allen Strickland; by a daughter, Wanda Melissa Craven; a grandchild, Jonathan Swain and by his brother, Jerry Strickland.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Westberry, Blackshear; four sons, Dennis W. Strickland Jr., Placida, FL, Victor J. Strickland (Claire Nussbaum), Sarasota, FL and T. J. Westberry and Patrick (Alaina) Westberry, all of Waycross; three daughters, Tonya Westberry, Blackshear, Kellie (James) Steedley, Waycross, and Sherry Westberry, Baxley; 19 grandchildren, Samantha (Dustin) Holland, Shannon Strickland, Tyler (Katherine) Strickland, Xavier Strickland, Avriana Strickland, Lee Emory Strickland, Bryan McQuaig, Chase McQuaig, Niki Briola, Ty Hall, Shane Sweat, Leah Hersey, Tommy “Jake” Westberry III, Maryann Westberry, Abby Westberry, Jordan Westberry, Rosie Westberry, Samuel Westberry and Skylit Westberry; five great-grandchildren, Sienna Strickland, Connor Holland, Draigan McQuaig, Aurora McQuaig and Annalyne James and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 11, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held  at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 12, from the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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