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Dec. 16, 1940 — March 7, 2020
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Billie B. “Willie” Strickland, 79, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020.
He was born Dec. 16, 1940, in Spring Hope, to John Henry and Modelle Strickland.
Willie served in the Air Force during Vietnam. He was a member of the Kerman Grotto, the Masons, American Legion and the Shriners. He enjoyed spending time golfing, riding his motorcycle, boating, and tinkering with various projects.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Mary Strickland.
Willie leaves behind his daughter, Melissa and Brian Harper, whom he loved like his own son; grandsons, Alec, Jordan of Terre Haute; daughters, Janel (Dave) Gick, Lynel (Jeff) Williams, all of Lafayette, Indiana; grandchildren, Taylor, Morgan, Austin, Ethan, Mackenzie; and great-grandson, Cooper. A special thank you to Karen Hendricks, his loving companion and best friend for the last eight years.
Visitation was Wednesday, March 11, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Krietenstein American Legion Post 104, 2690 Fort Harrison Road, Terre Haute, IN 47804.
Online condolences can be made at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.
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