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.