Oliver Claude Strickland

April 3, 1942October 6, 2020

Oliver Claude Strickland, age 78, passed away on October 6, 2020, after a brief illness, with his wife and daughter by his side.

He was born in Water Valley, MS, and grew up in Jackson, MS. After graduating from Mississippi College, he moved to New Orleans and was employed by Dun & Bradstreet for 35 years. After early retirement in 2000, Oliver and his wife Carol spent their time going to auctions, operating Strick’s Antiques and cruising. Oliver was a two-time cancer survivor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, O.C. and Mary Alice Lovorn Strickland. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol Cobb Strickland, daughter Cara Strickland Stockwell and son-in-law Jay Stockwell of Denver, CO. Also survived by brother-in-law, Joe Cobb, sister-in-law, Marty Cobb, and niece Sarah Cobb, all of Memphis, TN.

The family wants to thank all staff, especially the nurses and CNA’s, at BridgePoint Continuing Care Hospital for their exceptional care.

Funeral Services will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, MS on Friday, October 9 at 3 pm with visitation at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 9, 2020


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Jacquelyn Schneider

October 9, 2020

With deepest sympathy to Carol and daughter Cara on the loss of Oliver. Worked with you and Oliver at Dun & Bradstreet during my 14 years at D&B. Good memories.


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