Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ray David Strickland 1949-2014

Ray Strickland of Timmonsville died in a local hospital on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.

Mr. Strickland, 65,  was born in Florence County, the son of the late Maxie and Eleanor Lynch Strickland.  He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, near Olanta, South Carolina. Ray  retired from Davey Tree, a Professional Tree Service Company. He worked with them as a foreman for 35 years.
Ray leaves his wife Tracy Broach Strickland of the home and his children; two sons, Gene (Sherry) Strickland, Dale (Jessica) Strickland all of Timmonsville and a daughter, Katrina Strickland (Edwin “Skibo” Dutton) of Timmonsville also.
Ray also leaves two brothers, Ralph Strickland and Carlyle Strickland both of Timmonsville and three sisters, Valerie Lee of Florence, Mary Hunt Sellers and Janie ( Doug) Lovelace, of Timmonsville. 
Ray's family has been blessed with nine grandchildren who will be fondly remembering their Grandad in the years to come.They are Katie Humphries, Reid, Reagan and MacKenzie Strickland, Courtney and Sabrina Feagin, Parker Ray Strickland, Tessa Roark and Trevor Jones. 
He is preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Lenward, Ronnie, Wayne, Don and Cecil Strickland.
Visitation will be today, Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence.

Funeral services and a celebration of Ray's life will be Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church at 1534 Florence Hwy, near Olanta, SC.
Bethel Baptist Church,1534 Florence Hwy, north of Olanta, SC
Interment will follow at Byrd Cemetery, Layton Drive  in Timmonsville.,-79.951796,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88557d103da973f9:0x1333a16b75ca0870?hl=en

Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence is assisting the
family with the arrangements, they can be reached by telephone at 
(843) 346-7322.

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