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Joseph Franklin Strickland: Sumter

1950 – 2019

     Joseph Franklin Strickland of Sumter died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. He was 68.

     Born Oct. 8, 1950, in Mullins, he was a son of the late Wallace Pete Strickland and the late Quillie Ree Fowler Strickland.

     Survivors include two children, Joseph Franklin Strickland, Jr. (April) and Gayle DeForest (David) all of Sumter; eight grandchildren, Ivey Strickland, Dixie Strickland, Kaylee Strickland, Dakota Strickland, Nicole DeForest, Lacey DeForest Geddings (Brandon), Damien DeForest, and Dalton DeForest; a sister, Judy Anderson of Wedgefield; a brother, Carl Steven Strickland (Anne) of Wedgefield; a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Strickland; nephews, Hugh Allen Harrelson, Jr. (Robin) of Wedgefield, Kenneth Ronald Strickland, Jr., and Johnny Wayne Strickland; niece, Margaret Ree Strickland, three great-nephews; three great-nieces; and two great-great-nephews.

     A memorial service will be held at a later date.

     Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is serving the family.