Mr. Tommy Edwin Strickland, 70, of Smoaks, entered into eternal rest Sunday, October 3, 2021 at The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. He was the husband of the late Deborah Black Strickland.
Born June 2, 1951 in Walterboro, he was the son of the late Edwin Willis “Wick” Strickland and Mary Helen Robertson Strickland. He graduated from Bells High School, Class of 1969. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army before moving on to a position at the South Carolina Department of Transportation in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He then transferred to the SCDOT in Walterboro taking on the position of Resident Maintenance Engineer. He also served as a Lieutenant for the Colleton County Sheriff’s Department Reserves for many years.
Tommy was a social, active man in his church, Berea Advent Christian Church and was well-loved by the community. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed working on cars. He dearly loved his family, especially his grandson Keegan, who was the light of his life.
Surviving are: his daughters, Katherine Bennett of Mattoon, Illinois, Denise Strickland of Columbia, and Robin Strickland of Smoaks; grandchildren, Keegan Strickland and his wife Alissia, Alonzo Black, Emma Bennett, and Stephen Bennett; 4 great grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Libby Lyons and her husband William of Smoaks; and 3 nieces. He was preceded in death by a great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held 2 o’clock, Saturday afternoon, October 16, 2021 at Berea Advent Christian Church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tommy’s life.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions can be made in Tommy’s memory to: Soldiers’ Angels, 2895 NE Loop 410, Suite 107, San Antonio, Texas 78218.
ARRANGEMENTS BY: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.