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Merlin Strickland

March 27, 1936 — October 12, 2011


Merlin Ralph Strickland, 75 of Havana, FL, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Faith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Sanders officiating, and will conclude at the chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. before the service. Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or
Merlin was born March 27, 1936 in Decatur County, GA. the son of Ed and Estelle Strickland. He attended Attapulgus High School. He was a US Army veteran. He owned and operated Strick's Auto Service in Tallahassee for over 30 years he was best known for carburetor repairs. He was appreciative of the loyal customer that kept him in business for all those years.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years Eleanor Strickland of Havana. a son Richard Strickland of Havana. His three brothers Louis (Benny) Strickland; Winston Strickland (wife Barbara) all of Attapulgus, GA. and Charles Scarborough (wife Deborah) of Tallahassee. Four sisters June Solomon (husband Robert) of Jacksonville, FL; Irene Strickland of Attapulgus, GA; Violett Strickland of Jacksonville, FL. and Anabell Burns (husband Jerry) of Callahan, FL.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Heywood Strickland; and two sisters Wynona Scarborough, and Claudia Mae Pursley.

Funeral Service

Sunday October 16, 2011, 3:00 at Faith Funeral Home Chapel
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