Rudy Strickland 89, of Crestview, Florida passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2023. Rudy was born on February 15, 1934, in Laurel Hill, Florida to Caro and Cossetta Strickland. He was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County and a 1958 graduate of Crestview High School. After graduation, Rudy proudly enlisted in the United States Army where he served our country honorably. During the Korean Conflict he spent sixteen months on the 38th parallel.
Rudy had a rewarding career with the Florida Department of Transportation retiring after thirty years of dedication. He was a faithful member of Auburn Pentecostal Church where he taught Sunday school for over thirty years and served as a senior church elder.
Rudy is preceded in death by his parents, Caro and Cossetta Strickland, two sons, William Reginald “Reggie” Strickland and Walter Ray Strickland and all of his siblings.
Rudy is survived by his wife of 68 years, Shirley Sanders Strickland, his grandchildren, Jacob Strickland and Zach Strickland and his great grandson, Colby.
The Strickland Family, (especially Jacob and Mother of Jacob, Lisa Strickland-Paul) would like to give a special Thank You to Diane Raybon, for her time and unconditional care that she so graciously gave Rudy. She is loved and considered part of our family who has a genuine place in our hearts.
A funeral will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023 beginning at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Pastor Ron Williamson officiating. Burial to follow at Almarante Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 20, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements.