Gerald Strickland

Gerald Strickland

September 8, 1943 - November 3, 2020
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Gerald Dean Strickland, 77, of Shelby, passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City, North Carolina.

Born in Cleveland County, NC on September 8th, 1943 , he was the son of the late William Candler Strickland and Ola Mae Devine Strickland. He was owner and operator of Strickland Auto Parts of Shelby and later managed S & S Popcorn Inc. of Shelby. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School teacher, deacon, and also on various committees. He also served in the United States Navy for 6 years, which included 2 years of service on nuclear submarines. He enjoyed going on trips and spending time with his family. He was especially proud of his only grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Allen Strickland, Kenneth Strickland and Garvis Strickland and two sisters, Betty Hendrick and Dot Harrison.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Myra Carpenter Strickland; daughter, Leslie Strickland Queen and husband, Jimmy of Shelby; two brothers, Earl Strickland and wife, Gloria of Candler, North Carolina and Gary Strickland and wife, Janice of Shelby; one grandson, Adam Queen of Shelby; mother-in-law, Annie Ruth Carpenter of Lawndale; brother-in-law, Joe Carpenter and wife, Janet of Atlanta, Georgia and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Brookdale of Shelby for their excellent care during Gerald's illness.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Andy Oliver officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 1106 Poplar Springs Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152.

A guest register is available at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.
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  • Interment

    November 6, 2020 | 2:00pm
    November 6, 2020 2:00pm
    Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Shelby, North Carolina 28152
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  • Service

    Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Andy Oliver


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Mike & Abby Hamrick

Posted at 01:41pm
We are Sorry to hear of Gerald passing. Out Prayers are for the family

Dottie and Royce Dixon

Posted at 06:03pm
Dear family of Gerald,

We share your sadness with the loss of Gerald. We will be praying for all your family for God to give you strength to get through this difficult time. Royce has fond memories of Gerald when he was in R A's at Calvary.
In our thoughts and prayers,

Dottie and Royce Dixon

Tracye Morgan

Posted at 01:42pm
Myra and Lesile

We are saddened to hear of the death of Gerald. He was a kind and wonderful man. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies to you and all your family.
Donnie and Tracye Morgan

Paul, Susan & Kaitlyn Johnson

Posted at 01:08pm
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
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Peter Strickland

Posted at 08:03pm
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your family in the coming days.
Peter, Michelle, Kate, and Emily Strickland

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