George Dale Strickland
George Dale Strickland, son of Orvillee and Susie (James) Strickland, was born August 9, 1928 in Rocky Comfort, MO and passed away on November 20, 2017 in Marshfield Care Center. He was 89 years old.
George served in the Korean War where he would meet Elmer Peterman. Elmer introduced George to his cousin, Mary. George and Mary were married on November 5, 1953. To this union, two daughters were born: Susan in 1954 and Georgia in 1955.
George and the family eventually moved to Rolla, MO. He worked in town at the feed mill which later became Bow-Wow Dog Food. He stayed in the dog food business until his retirement. He, along with Mary and the girls, kept busy with the farm-gardening, bringing in the hay, keeping the fences in good shape, and raising cattle. George and Mary sold the farm in 1996 and moved to Conway, MO to be closer to the girls.
George became a member of the Church of Christ, along with Mary in 1963. Unable to attend services in his later years due to his health, he remained steadfast in his faith watching the Church of Christ sponsored programs with Mary every Sunday morning.
George is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; his son-in-law, Jack; four brothers, William (Pete), Oscarlee (Doc), James (Jay), and Glenn; two sisters, Mildred (Midge), and Elizabeth.
Survivors include his two daughters, Susan Brown and Georgia Strickland; two grandsons, Quentin (Amanda) Brown and Timothy Strickland; a great-grandson, Cameron Brown; sister Virginia (Leon) Johnson; brother-in-law Marvin Peterman; sister-in-law Shirley Peterman; and several nieces and nephews.
His journey here on earth is over and he begins a new life-we know that Mom and the rest of the family were waiting for him and rejoiced when he entered the gates of heaven.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 24, 2017, at Marshfield Cemetery under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home through the funeral home.