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Ashley H. “Bud” Strickland

Ashley H. “Bud” Strickland

April 22, 1947 - October 27, 2018     Age: 71

Ashley H. “Bud” Strickland, 71, of Yulee passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Warner Center for Caring.

Born in Fernandina Beach, Bud was a son of the late Jesse and Rebecca Wilds Strickland. He was member of the 1965 graduating class of Fernandina Beach High School and a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War.

After returning from the Army he became a Millwright and was a member of Millwright’s Local #2411.  After retirement he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed working on his “Hot Rods” and riding his Harley and his “Big Dog”.

He was an avid golfer and would play whenever he could. He would meet with some of his high school classmates every month just to eat lunch. He referred to them as the ROMEO Club, Retired Old Men Eating Out.

In addition to his parents, Bud was predeceased by his son, Kelly Lee Strickland, his sisters, Julia Mixon and Mary Durrance and a brother, Kenneth Strickland.

He leaves behind his life partner, Patricia Hamby, of Yulee, his sister, Grace Strickland Whitley of Yulee; Patricia’s children, Wendy Bell and Chris Walker; 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 nieces and 3 nephews and his 2 dogs, Abbigail and “Lil Man”.

The family will receive friends at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Thursday, November 1,2018 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with Rev. Edward Wilds officiating.

He will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery with Military Honors.

7 Condolences

  • Carl and Barbara Posted October 27, 2018 6:52 pm

    Sorry to hear of Buds passing. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP Bud.

  • Nick and Dale Posted October 28, 2018 7:44 am

    Bud and I grew up together, our Mom’s actually put us in the same play pen while they visited. Bud was one of the most honest and compassionate men that touched many lives. Bud will be missed by many, Our prayers and thoughts are with his family.

  • Claudine Nunez-Newton Posted October 29, 2018 9:34 am

    My heart is broken over this sad news. Love and prayers to Bub’s family.

  • JOHNNIE EDWARDS Posted October 29, 2018 9:05 pm


  • Tom Tilman Posted October 30, 2018 11:26 am

    My heart and prayers go out to your family. Bud, my man you will surely be missed but not forgotten. Our classmates get together will not be the same without you. Hopefully Saturday we can have a celebration of life for you. May you rest in peace my friend.

  • Wendy Bell Posted October 30, 2018 12:47 pm

    I am,gonna miss you so much Bud. We all loved you More than you know.
    Gone but NEVER forgotten.

  • Shelia Roper Fields Posted November 6, 2018 11:48 am

    Bud hearing of Your Passing has Broken My Heart,
    Your Sister Gracie and I are Best Friends and You were Her Rock !!!
    Now You Will Be Missed. You are an Awesome Brother !!
    My Prayers will always be with You and Your Family.
    I Love You Gracie …. Stay Strong !!!!

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