R. L. "Shot"


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R. L. "Shot" Strickland

Apr 04 1933 - Dec 17 2007

R. L. “Shot” Strickland, age 74, of McKinney, Texas passed away at his home. He was born April 4, 1933, in Melissa, Texas to George Lee and Bessie (Combest) Strickland. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. On January 3, 1977, he married Kathy Sanders in McKinney. She preceded him in death. Mr. Strickland was a mason and worked as a mechanic for Kraft Foods. He is survived by his daughters, Dianna Strickland and Shannon Strickland of McKinney and Sharon Kay Strickland of Howell, Michigan, formerly of Van Alstyne; son, Adam Strickland of Melissa; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Vaudry, Shannon, Sue, and Maryann; brothers, Sidney, Willie and Billie; and numerous other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kathy; and five brothers and sisters. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 20, 2007 at Stoney Point Cemetery in Melissa.
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