Joe Allen Strickland, of Covington, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, at the age of 85. Mr. Strickland had called Covington his home since 1973, was born in Arkansas, and raised in Mississippi. He loved fishing, with his favorite place to fish being Clark Hill Lake. Additionally, Mr. Strickland enjoyed going to the casino, specifically Fitzgerald’s in Tunica, Mississippi. He received his heavenly Father’s Day wish to be with his true love of 56 years. Mr. Strickland was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lauretta Strickland.
Mr. Strickland is survived by his daughter, Vickie Garrett; his sons, Bobby H. Strickland (Helen), Henry Strickland (Linda), Allen Strickland, Billy Strickland (Lisa); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Johnny Stricklin, Bill Stricklin.
A Graveside Service for Mr. Strickland will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 2:00 P.M., at Eastview Cemetery, 1127 Eastview Road NE, in Conyers, with Brother Allen Strickland officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.
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