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Jimmie Lee Strickland

April 14, 1941 May 22, 2019
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Obituary for Jimmie Lee Strickland

JIMMIE (Jim) LEE STRICKLAND

On, May 22, 2019, this world offered up a soldier with the passing of Jimmie Lee Strickland in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Son ● Brother ● Husband ● Father ● Friend

Jimmie (Jim) was born in Blytheville, Arkansas on Monday, April 14, 1941 to Rachel and Myron Strickland. He had five siblings: Ida, Myron Jr., Bobby, Herman, and Sue. Jim graduated from Richard B. Harrison High School in 1959 where he enjoyed serving in leadership positions such as President of his high school class. His personal philosophy was rooted in a strong, faith-filled family upbringing. He would often proudly state, “I’m a poor little boy from Arkansas” who became rich in generosity to others.

Immediately upon high school graduation, Jimmie enlisted in the military to serve the United States of America. After basic training, he returned to Blytheville and married Everlene Britman on August 20, 1959. They had two daughters, Eileen and Earlean. Jim later married Eva Witt on November 12, 1998 and embraced her daughter, Tonya.

Sergeant Major – United States Army (Retired)

In May 1959, Jimmie entered the military to faithfully serve the people of the United States of America. He took the career entry test that resulted in high aptitude scores for the field of Human Resources that included personnel management, personal development, and reassignment responsibilities for the United States Army. This career field provided Jim opportunities to experience living and working throughout the United States and in many other countries too numerous to name. Regardless of where he lived or worked in his military career, Jim contributed positive, meaningful values. The following is a chronology of a sample of his significant military service and honors by category in the field of Human Resources.

United States Deployment
• 1962-1964 – Headquarters, US Army Engineer Center – Fort Belvoir, Virginia
• 1967-1968 – Continental Army Command – Fort Monroe, Virginia
• 1968-1971 & 1976-1979 – Training and Doctoring Command – Fort Monroe, Virginia
• 1979-1984 – United States Army Personnel Center, Alexandria Virginia
• 1984-1986 – Member of the DCSPER, Department of the Army Special Review Board, Alexandria, Virginia

Overseas Deployment
• 1961-1962 – 7th INF DIV Korea
• 1964-1967 – Headquarters US Army Pacific, Hawaii
• 1971-1976 – Headquarters US Army Europe & 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany
• 1984-1986 – 1st Personnel Command, Heidelberg, Germany

Combat Services
• 1967-1968 – Awarded the Bronze Star Medal – Served as Personnel Staff NCO and Acting BN Sergeant Major (SGM)

Military Honors
• July 21, 1976 Meritorious Service Medal; June 7, 1984, (SGM) Meritorious Service Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster; May 6, 1986, (SGM) Meritorious Service Medal with Second Oak Leaf
• June 11, 1980 – The Army Commendation Medal
• October 24, 1984 – The Army Achievement Medal
• April 7, 1988 – The Legion of Merit – “This is to certify that the President of the United States of America authorized by act of Congress 20 July 1942 has awarded The Legion of Merit to Sergeant Major Jimmie L. Strickland, United States Army.”

Military Retirement
• May 1, 1988 – Certificate of Retirement from the Armed Forces of the United States of America – “Having served faithfully and honorably” the people of the United States of America for 39 years.

Corporate Leadership

After retirement from the United States Army in 1988, Jim accepted a Senior Property Manager position with Stout & Teague, Property Development Management, Advisory Service, Company in Washington, DC where he retired in December 2010.

Survivorship

Jimmie leaves to cherish his memories: Wife, Eva Strickland; three daughters, Eileen Taylor (Mark), Earlean Chambers (Victor), and Tonya Bracey (Quintin); grandchildren, Jasmine Sharp, Brent and Mallory Taylor, Christian and Ian Chambers, and Travis Bracey; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Henderson, Cameron and Carson Taylor. He leaves behind two siblings, Herman William Strickland (Maxcine) and Sue Jeffers; and a host of other relatives and friends.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

30

May

6:00 PM 5/30/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/30/2019 8:00:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Peachtree City

200 Robinson Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Peachtree City
200 Robinson Road Peachtree City 30269 GA
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

31

May

9:00 AM 5/31/2019 9:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

101 Walt Banks Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
101 Walt Banks Road Peachtree City 30269 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Arlington National Cemetery Final Resting Place

Arlington
, VA

Arlington VA
United States
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