Kenneth Strickland

Kenneth Virgil Strickland

September 13, 1934 - July 3, 2020
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Kenneth Virgil Strickland, 85, of Shelby, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Testa Hospice House, Kings Mountain.

Born in Cleveland County, on September 13, 1934, he was the son of the late William Candler Strickland and Ola Mae Devine Strickland. Mr. Strickland was the owner and operator of Strickland Consessions, and a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church and the Teamsters Union #309. He also served in the US Army in the 24th Infantry Division in Germany.

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

He is survived by his wife Margaret Ann Lowman Strickland; Son Brian Strickland and wife Jeanine of Southern Shores; three brothers, Earl Strickland of Candler, Gerald Strickland of Shelby and Gary Strickland of Shelby; two grandchildren, Emma Strickland and Eli Strickland; special friends Brian and Jennenne Hunnell and Ian Hunnell and Aliah Hunnell.

A private graveside service will be held at Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Rit Varriale officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.
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    Elizebeth Baptist Church Cemetery
    301 N. Post Road
    Shelby, NC 28152
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Vallery McCoy

Posted at 09:18pm
Ken was one of my favorite cousins from "the other Devine side." Always will remember attending the same car shows with him and Margaret and the Dennis the Menace cartoon picture about a Hudson Hornet he gave to children. Much love to Brian and your family. Tom & Vallery Devine McCoy

suzanne lee

Posted at 08:55am
Heartfelt sympathies go to the family. May you find strength to get through this most difficult time. Ken was a wonderful man to know. I enjoyed talking with him over the years. SUzanne Lee

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