Guy Strickland

January 22, 1942 - October 31, 2022
Guy  Strickland

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Guy Strickland
January 22, 1942 – October 31, 2022

Guy Strickland, age 80 of Leland, NC, passed peacefully at Lower Cape Fear Lifecare In Bolivia, NC on October 31, 2022. Guy was born on January 22, 1942 to the late Beamon and Ruby Strickland in Cerro Gordo, NC.

Guy is survived by his wife of 56 years Marie Lewis Strickland of Leland; his son Tim Strickland and his wife Kimberly of Wilmington, NC; son Aaron Strickland of Leland, NC; daughter Karen Thrift and husband David of Winnabow, NC.

He is survived by seven grandchildren; Kristopher Strickland and wife Bethany; Stacy Andrews and husband Derek; Mackenzie Ryan Thrift; Veronica Strickland; Lillian Thrift; Annie Strickland; Finn Strickland. He is also survived by one great-grandchild, Rylynne Lane Strickland.

He is survived by his sister Martha King and husband Andrew of Wilmington, NC; sister Alice Osbourne of Fayetteville, NC; his brother Jerry Strickland and wife Gaby of Missouri and brother Eddie Strickland of Loris, SC. He was preceded in death by his brother John Strickland and sister Grace Smith.

Guy served 18 months in the US Army where he was a radio operator at Fort Dix. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Wilmington, NC where he was hired as the accountant/bookkeeper/office manager for Machine and Welding Supply Company, where he remained for 42 years.

As of this time, to honor Guy’s wishes, the family will not be having any memorial services. We simply ask that you keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that if you would like to make any type of donation, please do so in Guy’s name to Lower Cape Fear Lifecare in Bolivia, NC.

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  • November 07, 2022
    Stephannie Pigott says:
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Guy was a one of a kind type of man and he will be missed by many.

  • November 06, 2022
    Rebecca Gatlin says:
    Love thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Strickland family. Uncle Guy was a wonderful Christian man who loved his family dearly. Always positive and upbeat and never short of jokes. I was always super excited to go visit you guys from a child to a full grown woman. Pee Wee, Timmy, Aaron, and Karen.. I love you all you’re very special to me.. we can all take comfort in knowing that God is with the Lord doing what makes him happy.. I’m sure in heaven they don’t need batteries so Uncle Guy can shine the light Forever!! Gonna miss him!!!! 💔🙏

  • November 04, 2022
    The Davis Family says:
    Condolences to the Strickland family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Guy was a wonderful, Christian gentleman, who loved the Lord, his family, and playing the piano. We truly adored numerous conversations filled with joy and laughter each time he and his beautiful wife, Marie visited us. The Davis Family

  • November 04, 2022
    Evoria Daniels says:
    Mr. Guy was a friend of my family. He always had very funny and also encouraging conversations. Mr. Guy loved the hymns of the church. Prayers and condolences to the family. Mr. Guy is now in the Heavenly Choir.

  • November 03, 2022
    Diane Burroughs says:
    Prayers for Marie and family during this time of loss. I remember Mr. Guy when he played the organ at the Leland Church of God. He was a kind person with a joyful spirit. I didn't know him during his last years of sufferings, but he is now in Heaven where he suffers no more.