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Updated: 08/13/2014 08:00:02AM

M.J. ‘Mack’ Strickland

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M.J. “Mack” Strickland, 74, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Bartow Regional Medical Center of heart failure.

Born Feb. 17, 1940, in Bartow, Mr. Strickland was a lifelong resident of the area.

He was the owner of Strickland Steel Erection Service for 40 years. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. Mr Strickland was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Virginia R. Strickland.

Mr. Strickland was survived by his daughter; Ronda L. Butler; his only granddaughter, Jenna L. Butler; a brother Ira Strickland, all of Bartow; two sisters, Frances Locke of Bartow and Margaret Skipper of Fort Meade.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at the funeral home.

Whidden-McLean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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