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.