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William T. "Bill" Strickland
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Obituary for William T. "Bill" Strickland

DURHAM: William T. "Bill" Strickland, 85, died Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Carver Living Center. He was born in Rockingham Co., the son of the late William Peter Strickland and the late Maybelle Watkins Strickland. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church, Durham.

Mr. Strickland was formerly employed at Grinnell Sprinkler Company as a safety inspector. He piloted planes for crop dusting and spotting fish for fishing boats in the Atlantic Ocean.

Mr. Strickland is survived by his daughter, Carol Metcalf, of Austin, TX; step-daughter, Ann Huffsmith of Katy, TX; two grandchildren, Brooke Huffsmith, of Tenn. and Meredith Winokur and husband Justin, of Albuquerque, NM; sister, Ellen Roberts and husband Donald, of Reidsville; and two brothers, Leonard Strickland and wife Doris, of Reidsville and Marvin Strickland, of Gibsonville.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 at First Pentecostal Church, Durham, with Pastor Johnny Godair officiating. Visitation will follow the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Pentecostal Church, 2008 Carver St, Durham, NC 27705.

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2:00 PM
First Penecostal Church

2008 Carver Street
Durham, NC 27705


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