The Obit For Jim Strickland

James Paul "Jim" Strickland

Published in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on 12/2/2007.


James "Jim" Paul Strickland July 27, 1937- December 1, 2007


COLUMBUS, GA— James "Jim" Paul Strickland, 70, of Columbus died Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Columbus Hospice House.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2007 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road Chapel with Rev. Paul Thomas officiating. Interment to follow in Parkhill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today, Sunday, December 2, 2007 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Strickland was born July 27, 1937 in Finley, TN. He was semi-retired as a sales representative with Rusken Packaging and attended Evangel Temple.

Mr. Strickland played professional baseball with the Dodger Organization in his younger years. He was an avid golfer and was a Charter Member of Maple Ridge Golf Club.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Shirley Strickland of Columbus; a son, Steve Strickland and his wife, Stefanie, of Niceville, FL, a daughter, Deb Taylor; three grandchildren, Caroline Strickland, Josh Taylor, and Ivy Taylor; stepchildren, Tonya McLemore and her husband, John Sr., of Fortson, Chris Norman and his wife, Tammy, of Fortson; and four step grandchildren, Brooke McLemore, John McLemore II, Bailey McLemore and Stephen Norman; and cherished family in Tennessee.

Those so desiring may make contributions to Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Road , Columbus, GA 31909.

Please sign the online guest registry at www.mem.com.