Ken Strickland

October 16, 1940December 5, 2018
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Kenneth “Ken” Ray Strickland, 78, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at his home. He was the son of the late Glen and Margaret Strickland and was preceded in death by his brother, Hubert Glen Strickland.

Ken was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a 1971 graduate of Southern Technical Institute in Marietta, Georgia. Ken retired as an Associate Electrical Engineer with TVA and later worked for Publix in East Brainerd where he was lovingly known as the “Captain”.

He was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church and was also a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Powell, Tennessee.

Ken was a people person. He loved talking and getting to know others. He loved watching old movies, westerns and the weather channel.

Survivors include his loving wife, Jenith Thomas Strickland, son, Matthew Scott Strickland, grandson, Matthew Scott Strickland II all of Chattanooga, Tennessee, granddaughter, Kaylee Taylor Strickland of Westminster, Maryland and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 10, 2018 in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Schoening officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military rites being conducted at the cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 10, 2018 prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Silverdale Baptist Church Missions Fund, 7236 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37421.

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Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Interment Monday, December 10, 2018

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John Myers

December 6, 2018

I remember Ken in Knoxville, always wanting to move back to Chattanooga. In Fossel Engineering I can't recall a time I went into his office and left without a solution or him telling me "I'll find out". He was like my big brother. Always there for me, to guide me through a problem and then take me to lunch! Ken had a humble nature about him. I remember him always talking about Summerville, his family and SILVERDALE BAPTIST CHURCH. He was a wonderful friend then, my brother in Christ Jesus always and I'm so grateful I'll be with him again. I miss you Brother Ken.

Michael Bryant

December 6, 2018

We lovingly called him CAD Daddy because he was so good at AutoCAD. He was a good Christian man and great Dad and granddad. I worked with him at TVA and WorleyParsons. We had a great time together. Praise God for our friendship.

Tom Wheatley

December 6, 2018

I totally agree with what Barry Kimsey said. I sat across the aisle from Ken for several years after we moved to Chattanooga. You'd never find a nicer guy. He and I worked onsite during the Colbert Fire Recovery. No matter the time of day (and we worked around the clock) Ken was the same friendly, helpful guy just the same as when we were in the office. He encouraged me many times when I was stressed and my spirits were low. Thanks Ken for the great memories - yes one day I'll see you again.

Barry Kimsey

December 6, 2018

Ken was a good coworker and friend. He was one of those people you could always depend upon to be there and do the right thing. He helped me out plenty of times during our TVA Fossil Engineering Design projects. But more than that he was a great friend to have. He always had a smile and was willing to help. I will miss him and he will be missed but I know I will get to see him again in heaven and that is the great hope we have.