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Shawna Hadaway

Thoughts are with your family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

John G Zach

I met Richard through my wife,Myra. My condolences to Margaret and the family. We loved to visit Margaret and Richard and the most vivid memory of Richard was the way he loved to go out and have dinner with us. It always brought a smile to my face.

Sherri Kee

Sending my most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Aunt Margaret and your family. Rest in peace Uncle Richard.

Christina Ostertag

Susanne Watson

Such a priviledge to know Richard. He was a special man!

Bucky and Anna Snipes

Richard was my favorite uncle. Richard and Margaret loved their family and always enjoyed talking about them. We will miss him.

Myra Strickland

My and condolences go out to the family. I will miss my Uncle Richard. I enjoyed coming there and seeing Uncle Richard & Aunt Margaret they both were very sweet people very kind. Love you Uncle Richard.

Cindy Steeg Diaz

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Barbara Summers

So sorry for your profound loss. My heart is with you.

Barbara Summers

Richard was a kind man who loved his family. Many events at the Shoemaker's gave me the chance to get to know Richard.

Deb Dresbach

My sincere condolences to the family. May time heal your hearts and give you comfort in your memories together.

Debbie Monte

It was a priviledge to know Richard

Richard Strickland


Richard Strickland, 83, formerly of Fernandina Beach, passed away at Baptist Beaches Hospital on Thursday, December 28, 2023.

Mr. Strickland was born in Black, Alabama and was a son of the late K Z and Jahazah Spikes Strickland.

He grew up in rural Alabama helping his family maintain their farm by picking cotton and working in peanut fields. He headed to Savannah, Georgia on the recommendation of a friend to begin a new chapter of his life away from the farm. He met and married the love of his life, Margaret Reed Strickland. They were able to celebrate 62 years of marriage on December 26th. Richard’s number one priority was making sure she was healthy and happy. Through good friends and wonderful job opportunities, he was hired at Anheuser-Busch in Jacksonville, FL. He enjoyed 24 years of employment there before retiring.

Richard Strickland was an amazing husband, father and grandfather. He and Margaret had five children: Stephen, Teresa, Shannon, Christy and Melissa. He and his wife set a strong example of work ethic and determination, ensuring that their children were able to achieve whatever goals they set out to do. He was a doting grandfather to his 16 grandchildren. Their home was always full of love and laughter.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Paul, Ned, Joel, Betty, Therese, Dorothy and Jack.
He leaves behind his dear wife, Margaret Strickland; his children, Stephen (Torrey) Strickland, Teresa (Nathan) Shoemaker, Shannon (Steve) Pettit, Christy (Richard) McGrath and Melissa (Bert) Norman; his siblings Sara Wells, Peggy Rozar, Johnny Strickland and Jim Bob Strickland; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

A memorial service for Mr. Strickland will be held Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 12:00 pm in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.


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