ARCHIE “LEE” STRICKLAND, JR.
December 5, 1946 – October 24, 2014
Archie “Lee” Strickland, Jr., age 67, of Newark, DE, passed away on October 24, 2014 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark.
Lee was born in Philadelphia, PA, on December 5, 1946, the son of the late Archie L. Strickland, Sr. and A. Josephine (Reardon) Strickland-Cline .
He proudly served his country in the US Army, stationed in Korea during the Vietnam Era and then went on to become a recruiter with the Army National Guard. After his retirement, Lee became an accomplished taxidermist and operated Life Like Hunting and Fishing Supplies in Elkton, MD. He loved hunting and fishing and was a true Philadelphia fan when it came to sports. But his greatest joy was spending time with his beloved wife and family.
In addition to his parents Mr. Strickland was preceded in death by his son, Mark A. Strickland and sister, Fay Rafine. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Barbara Jean Farney Strickland; daughters, Helen E. Meyer (Alan) of Clarksville, MD, Tracy Lee Strickland of Newark, DE, and Terri Lynn Gitongu of Newark, DE; brothers, Gary S. Strickland (Nancy) of Carneys Point, NJ, David Strickland (Debbie) of Siloam Springs, AR, and Melvin Cline of Carneys Point, NJ; sister, Eve Pickering of Carneys Point, NJ; grandchildren, Anthony, Emilee, Alexander, Paul, Ashley and Timothy.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Thursday, October 30. 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE 19711, where visitation for family and friends will begin at 11 am until the time of service. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the
Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057.