Sunset ‘Carson’ Strickland

Published 12:36 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sunset “Carson” Strickland, 69, of Mocksville, died on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Forsyth Medical Center.

A native of Appling, Ga., he was born April 24, 1947, the son of the late William Alfred and Udale Strickland. He was a member of the graduating Class of 1967 of Richard Arnold High School in Savannah, Ga. He served his country with the U.S. Marines. He retired in 1995 from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 24 years in a management position, and he was a member of Cornatzer United Methodist Church.

Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Sue Colbert Strickland; a daughter, Stacie Caye Strickland of Cockeysville, Md.; a brother, Tex Jim Strickland, of Pembroke, Ga.; and a grandchild, Tabor Strickland.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Sean Carson Strickland, 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Cornatzer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Shane Young officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. Military honors will be rendered by the Marine Honor Guard.

Memorials: Cornatzer UMC General Fund, 1244 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville.