Jackie Earl Strickland
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Jackie Earl Strickland

July 12, 1951 - August 25, 2017

Jackie Earl Strickland

July 12, 1951 - August 25, 2017

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Obituary for Jackie Earl Strickland

Jackie Earl Strickland, Sr., 66, of Milton, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017.

Jackie was born July 12, 1951, in Opp, Alabama. He was a graduate of Milton High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He proudly worked as a foreman in the construction industry. One of his greatest joys in life was fishing, didn’t matter where – just so he could “go wet a hook” – and as Jackie was often heard saying . . . “Just want me a little nip of Crown!” He was so loved by his family and friends, and will be forever missed.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Strickland; and mother, Sara Louise Weaver Cortez.

Jackie is survived by his son, Jack E. Strickland, Jr., of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; a brother, Joe Cortez, of Milton; a sister, Emily Cortez, of Milton; and an aunt, Libby Weaver, of Milton.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, September 18, 2017, at Barrancas National Cemetery, onboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, Shelter B. Please be at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel, by 12:00 p.m., to line up cars. The procession will leave the funeral home promptly at 12:10 p.m.

Lewis Funeral Home, Milton, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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