Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service-South Chapel

7720 South Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK


Robert "Bob" Clarence Strickland

November 2, 1932June 22, 2020

Robert (Bob) Strickland joined the choir in heaven June 22, 2020. He was born November 2, 1932 in Oklahoma City to the late Harry & Ethel Strickland. Bob is also preceded in death by his wife, Norma Strickland, of 66 years. He is survived by two children: daughter, Jan Marie Birks and husband Gary; son, Greg Strickland and wife Jean; six grandchildren: Grace Averitt, Shelby Powers, Holly Schurr, Joy Bugg, Chloe Strickland, Sophia Marie Birks, and two great-grandchildren, Frances & William Averitt.

Bob graduated from Capitol Hill H.S. in 1950 and the University of Oklahoma in 1954. He married Norma Wehry Strickland on January 2, 1953. He spent 30 years at Kerr McGee, then went on to start CBS Tax & Financial in 1985 until his retirement in 2018. He was a lifelong member of Southminster Presbyterian Church.

Bob was a kind, gentle-spirited, loving, joyful servant of the Lord and touched many people’s lives. He enjoyed watching birds, eating brownies with ice cream, telling a good joke and introducing himself as Bob (with one “O”). He was the perfect example of unconditional love for us all.

The celebration of Bob’s life is a private family service. We are asking for people to celebrate Bob’s memory with a Braum’s ice cream. The family asks instead of sending flowers, send memorial contributions to Norman Meals on Wheels in honor of Bob Strickland. Donations may be mailed to: Meals on Wheels Norman, Inc., P.O. Box 1371, Norman, OK 73070.


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Robert "Bob" Clarence Strickland

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Dena MacDonald

June 28, 2020

Uncle Bob will be missed by all. He was a wonderful man who always made everyone laugh with his dad jokes. I hope he found his brownies in heaven.