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John Reed Strickland

Mr. John Reed Strickland, 66, of LaGrange, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center.

Born January 29, 1955, Mr. Strickland was a lifelong resident of Troup County, was a member of Big Springs United Methodist Church, and was employed by the Meriwether County Board of Education. He loved his dog Rufus, trout fishing, riding his motorcycle and also enjoyed building bird houses and remodeling his home. He loved to work and enjoyed his job, but is most remembered as a man who loved people and never had a bad word to say about anyone.

Survivors include his daughter, Sara Abell; grandchildren, Rex Abell and Lacey Abell, all of Barnstead, New Hampshire; his mother, Bernice Strickland; sister Ellen Parmer and her husband Keith; brother, Thomas Pace Strickland III and his wife Virginia, all of LaGrange; nieces and nephews, Travis Strickland and his wife Natalie, Jason Strickland, Chase Parmer and his wife Sara, and Beth Parmer. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stacie Strickland; father, Thomas Pace Strickland, Jr.; and sister, Maidee Strickland.

A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, August 20, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, with Dr. Maurice Brown officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meriwether Animal Shelter, 263 McLaughlin Rd., Greenville, Georgia 30222 or to Troup County Humane Society, 1390 Orchard Hill Rd., LaGrange, Georgia 30240.

Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com