Shreveport, LA – Charles “Charlie” Wayne Strickland age 72, passed away on June 13, 2020 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Mr. Strickland was born to Joseph and Maudie Strickland on December 30, 1947 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. He was the youngest of three siblings and graduated from Fair Park High School in 1965. He joined the U.S. Army and was a Helicopter Mechanic, in the First Air Calvary Division. He received a Bronze Star metal. After serving his country proudly he became a Mill Wright until retirement. He was a member of the American Legion post # 14 and a member of the V.F.W. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding in the woods on his side by side.
Mr. Strickland was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edward Lonadier; step-son, Kevin Richardson. He is survived by his sisters, Delores A. Hayes, Ida Maire Hobbs and husband Ken, Lexie Solomon and husband Ed; brother, Joseph Randle Strickland; step-son, Justin Schmidt and wife Mary Catherine; step-daughter, Karen Coddington; nephew, Joseph Randle Strickland, III and wife Angie; nieces, Danna Marie Ross, Kay Kellogg Rahardjo and husband Buddy and a host of extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel, 2500 Southside Drive, Shreveport, LA. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel. Brother Paul Pierce and Brother Roger Morton will be officiating the service. Graveside services will follow at Old Saline Cemetery in Winn Parish, LA. Friends may sign the guest book at Rose Neath Funeral Home Southside Chapel, 2500 Southside Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Honoring Charlie as pallbearers will be Wayne Chelette, Slick King, Michael Lloyd, Justin Schmidt, Baylen Smith and Carl Smith. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Billy Smith and Paul Pierce.
The family would like to give a special acknowledgement to Billy Smith, Wayne and Misty Chelette for your love and kindness towards Charlie during his last loving days. Also, all the friends that came by to see him and bring food.