OBITUARY

Lonnie C. Strickland

January 23, 1919March 2, 2013

Lonnie C. Strickland, age 94, of Auburn, GA, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ruth Wages Strickland; his children, Dennis and Gayle Strickland of Auburn; Wayne and Linda Strickland of Flowery Branch, GA; and Karen and B-Bomb Smith of Winder, GA; granddaughters, Paige Born, Charity Lee, and Angie Holland; grandsons, Steve, Rob, Chris, and Jon Strickland; Jud and Andy Smith; and 22 great-grandchildren. Lonnie was proud to be a World War II Army veteran having served in the European campaign and was honored in the Dacula Memorial Day Parade for several years. He was a lifelong member of the Harmony Grove United Methodist Church serving as Treasurer for many years. He was a retired farmer, truck driver, and heavy equipment operator, regarded as one of the best around in his day. One of his greatest enjoyments was just being outdoors, whether working in his vegetable garden, flower gardens in his yard which he was so proud of, or planting more fruit bushes. Lonnie was also a member and past Worshipful Master of the Auburn Masonic Lodge #230, and was honored a few years ago with a ceremony recognizing his 50 year membership. The family received friends and relatives Sunday, March 3, 2013 with the funeral being held Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder. The interment was in Gwinnett Memorial Gardens, Lawrenceville, GA. Memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Children’s Home of Georgia, 1417 Nottingham Drive, Macon, GA 31211, or Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, GA, or a charity of your choice. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 4, 2013
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Marty and Connie Garner

March 4, 2013

Dear Strickland Family,

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Lonnie. He was a great man and a wonderful neighbor to us for many years. I remember always feeling welcomed at his and Mrs. Ruth's house. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Marty and Connie Garner

Marty and Connie Garner

March 4, 2013

Dear Strickland Family,

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Lonnie. It was a honor and privilege to know him and the rest of the family. He was a kind man and we were lucky to be able to call him our neighbor for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you during this difficult time.

Marty and Connie Garner

March 4, 2013

Dear Strickland Family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Lonnie. He was a great man and we were honored to know him but also call him a neighbor for many years. I know that he will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He left a great legacy behind. Sorry we did not make it to the funeral home to pay our respects in person but we just learn of his death yesterday. It was truly a honor and privilege to know he and Ruth. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Melanie Rogers

March 4, 2013

Angie and Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Melanie Rogers
Dacula, GA

Libby Bridger

March 4, 2013

Wayne and Linda we are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family.
Blessings,
Libby & Emmett Bridger

March 4, 2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of Lonnie, he was such a great man, he inspired myself and my husband with his softness and kind words. We will be praying for Ruth and the Strickland family. Dennis and Jennifer Inwood

Cynthia Miller

March 4, 2013

Karen,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Donnie and Cynthia Miller

March 4, 2013

Ruth, Dennis, Wayne and Karen. I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. I will never forget what a good neighbor he was to our family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time Becky Hardigree (Bethlehem, Ga.)

Smith Memory Chapel, Inc.

March 4, 2013

Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this time.

Rae Gonsalves

March 3, 2013

We are thinking of you all and praying for peace for your hearts.

Normand and RaeLeigh Gonsalves and family