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Billy Claude Strickland

Billy Strickland, 89, of Cumby passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Greenville.

Billy was born in Campbell, Texas, on August 29, 1927, to Flora Merinda Bowen and Claude Luke Strickland. He was a truck driver and a Methodist minister. Billy was married to Frances Charlene Latham Strickland, who preceded him in death. He was a United States Army veteran serving during WWII. Billy was a member of Cumby United Methodist Church and he was an avid reader and music lover.

Survivors include his daughter, Charlotte Calhoun and husband, Kenny of Arkansas; son-in-law, James Hazelwood of Southmayd; son-in-law, Russell Caldwell and his wife, Laurie, of Cumby; his grandchildren: Billy Paul Bratton and wife, Pam of Cumby, Rickey James Vaughan and wife, Tammy, of Cumby, Bo Bratton and wife, Jennifer, of Cumby, Casey Hazelwood and wife, Angie, of Southmayd, Kendra Hood and husband, John, of Cumby, Trent Daniel and wife, Jessica, of Alaska and Niki Pettit and husband, Kyle, of Cumby; and, his great-grandchildren: Austin Bratton, Justin Bratton, Karson Goggans, Macyn Pettit, Koen Goggans, Sutton Killian, Slade Hood, Kadee Pettit, Dylan Daniel, Alyson Daniel, Brian Daniel, Lexi Bratton, Chase Vaughan, Erin Vaughan, Chance Roberts, Chaney Roberts, Kacley Hazelwood and Cole Lamar. Billy is also survived by his brother, Howard Strickland, and his two sisters: Wynona Lewis and Penny Shelton. Billy also leaves to cherish his memories are a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife; his two daughters: Flora B. Hazelwood and Claudette Caldwell; his three brothers: James Ray Strickland, Earl Dean Strickland and Jerry Strickland; his three sisters: Mary Claxton, Jean Rose and Linda Sheffield; and, his parents, Flora and Claude Strickland.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Chapel with Bro. Duncan Graham officiating.

Pallbearers will be Billy Bratton, Bo Bratton, Casey Hazelwood, John Hood, Kyle Pettit and Rickey Vaughan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Slade Hood, Austin Bratton, Justin Bratton, Chase Vaughan, Chance Roberts, Koen Goggans, Sutton Killian and Trent Daniel.

Interment with full Military Honors will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Cumby.

Interment services follow chapel services.


Saturday, February 04, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Sunday, February 05, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment Services with Military Honors

Sunday, February 05, 2017
3:00 PM

Friendship Cemetery
141 FM 2649
Campbell, TX 75422

Interment services follow chapel services.

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Sorry for the loss of uncle billy. Thinking and praying for yall.

Eddie and Wendell Claxton and family Feb 4 2017 12:00 AM

Love this man so much; can't come to the funeral because I have an upper respiratory infection and I'm confined until the fever passes' I will make a donation in his name; so very sorry to see on Faacebook that he has passed away; I am Jerry Strickland wife

karen strickland Feb 4 2017 12:00 AM

I've known Paw paw since I was 18. He was always so sweet and loving and made me feel part of the family. I'm blessed to have known him. I know many will miss him dearly. Love you, Bill!

Juli Hamilton Robbins Feb 4 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss

Jamie Shuffield Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

RIP Uncle Billy Love You . 😔

Goldie & Jim Nielsen Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

Uncle Bill, you will be dearly missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Cecil Taylor Winters Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

Uncle was such a kind and caring man. I have lots of fond memories of him and his family. I will miss him. Love Beverly

Beverly Rose Campbell Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for y'all loss. You are in my prayers.

Christie Fyke Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

My heart is with you all, as well as my prayers. I love you all very much.

Kelly Hobbs Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

Im so sorry.

Ronny Smith Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

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