Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

1870 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA


John Franklin "JF" Strickler

November 12, 1948June 13, 2019

John F. “JF” Strickler, 70, of Greenville passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born November 12, 1948 in Staunton, he was the son of the late John Franklin and Hazel (Conner) Strickler.

John was a faithful and active member of Raphine Christian Church, where he spread the message of our Lord Jesus Christ by his inspiring videos.

Prior to retirement, he was employed by NIBCO Stuarts Draft Division for 29 years.

He is survived by his two angels and shining stars: wife of 38 years, Cynthia (Switzer) Strickler and son, John Ezra Franklin Strickler.

In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Greg and Sue Daughtry and Curtis and Hope Ashby; as well as aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Augusta Memorial Park with Pastor John Ward officiating. Following the graveside service, a celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday at Raphine Christian Church. There will be no formal viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverheads Weekday Religious Education Program, P.O. Box 10, Greenville, VA 24440.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com


  • Riverheads Weekday Religious Education Program, P.O. Box 10, Greenville, VA 24440



  • Graveside Service Monday, June 17, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Service Monday, June 17, 2019


  • Officiating


John Franklin "JF" Strickler

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Micki Snodgrass

June 20, 2019

Cindy, my prayers are with you.

anita rexrode

June 18, 2019

Cindy, I was sorry to read of J.F.'s passing and understand the loss you must be feeling. My memories are of a true gentleman who loved his family dearly. Please know I will keep you and your family in my thoughts as you remember what a good life J.F. lived and all he did for others.

Eugene/Judy McIlwee

June 17, 2019

Cindy and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you.

Mickey and Darlene Strickler

June 15, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Susan Gladwell

June 15, 2019

Cindy and Ezra, John meant the world to me. So many funny times. He was always there for me as well as others I love him so. I love y'all so much too y'all are family to me. He will be missed so much LOVE YALL....

Jaynie Pell

June 15, 2019

I met John when I was working with his precious wife Cindy. So kind and smiling. As I got to know he and Cindy and the most precious son they have raised, were always an inspiration to me. No doubt the Lord is in their family. When John would stop by to visit dialysis seems we would always get something sweet and homemade by him. He made the best sweets and those pound cakes. Cindy and Ezra , your husband and daddy will live on , and one day we will see him again. My ❤ and 🙏 are with you and Ezra.
Ezra your daddy made you to work, love ,and a fine young man. He taught you to serve your Lord. That you will never loose. He was the head of the house and you three had so much love to give. John was a very special man. Humble. Love you Cindy and Eara. God be with you and hold you through this sad time. One day we will see John again.

Jaynie Pell

Dawn Gauntt

June 14, 2019

John Was a wonderful great man, I met him.when I went to Raphine Christian Church, he always smiling when I saw him and always asked me how my back was feeling. he cared so much that I was in pain with my back problems, he was a wonderful friend and I could always talk to him, and he was always there to listen to me through bad and good times . He will always be loved by me and always be in my heart. I will really miss seeing him in the back of the church doing his computer work that he loved doing and it will be hard to go in church and not see him sitting in his chair, because I always said hi when I walked in when I saw him, John was amazing with finding beautiful pictures at church and I always looked forward to see him at church and his wonderful wife Cindy and his Son Ezra, which he looks so much like his father and I am so sorry for your loss. John will be missed more than anything to alot of people that he was close with. I will miss seeing him smiling and laughing and , he did me a couple Special things for me that was amazing he did it for me and I will always be thankful for him for doing that for me, and touching my heart love you John and Cindy and Ezra will always be here if you ever need anything .prayers to his wonderful wife cindy and Ezra. Love you Dawn Eileen Gauntt

Dawn Gauntt

June 14, 2019

John, was a wonderful man , and great friend he will be missed and loved, he always smile and was happy and always talked to me, and when I needed to talk he was always there for me. I love him so much and his wonderful wife and son,. Plus he done a few special things for me that was wonderful and I was so thankful for him. I will miss seeing him in his chair in the back of church where he always sat.i will always remember him. PRAYERS FOR Cindy and Ezar. Love Dawn Eileen Gauntt

Mike HUffman

June 14, 2019

John was truly A blessing to our church at Raphine Christian Church. He spent many many hours preparing power points and videos to enhance our Sunday Services. He was always early and ready to go. we will miss his big smile,visiting other members, before the service at the sound board. John was a master at Audio Visual and A great friend. We will miss him greatly. I will bet the angels are enjoying some of John's Applesauce cake Today !!!

Shannon Taylor

June 14, 2019

John was such a wonderful man and a true example of what a Godly man should be. He always had a smile ready for you and kind words to say.
He will be missed. His memory will live on strongly in his son Ezra and his beautiful wife Cindy’s heart.
Praying 🙏 for this wonderful family.