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Bill Strickland

October 4, 1944 ~ August 9, 2015 (age 70)

Billy Strickland, 70, of the Spring Branch community of Horry County, SC died Sunday, Aug. 9, at Carolina Hospital in Florence.

Bill was born in Tabor City, NC the son of the late Ernest and Gladys Prince Strickland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Callahan Strickland.

Bill Strickland loved his community. He was an avid fisherman who had a lifelong love of the Lumber River. He was a founding member of and a major force in  the Causey Hunting Club.

A native of Fair Bluff, he was self-employed, the owner of a private club in the Spring Branch community, where he celebrated his 50th anniversary in business in May 2014.

He leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Sherry Strickland, of Loris, SC, Wendy Strickland Shoemaker of Surfside Beach, SC, Billie Strickland McWilliams of Conway, SC; a sister, Ernestine McQueen of Fair Bluff; seven grandchildren, Bion Shoemaker Jr., Sarah Shoemaker, Storm McWilliams, Haley McWilliams, Keelee Britt, Talon McWilliams and Logan McWilliams, a soon-to-be-born grandson, Rowan Bill McWilliams, and his constant companion, his pet Jack Russell dog, Daisy.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Riverside Cemetery in Nichols, SC.

 Service Information

August 11, 2015

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meares Funeral Home
795 Main Street
Fair Bluff, NC 28439

Graveside Service
August 12, 2015

10:00 AM
Riverside Cemetery
9407 Highway 9
Nichols, South Carolina 29581

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