Edward "Eddie" Abram Strickland, 66, of Ernul NC, passed away peacefully at home on April 3rd 2014.
The son of the late Edward Abram Strickland Sr. and Iona Brock Strickland. He was born September 14th 1947 in Goldsboro NC. He graduated Goldsboro High School in 1966 and served 4 years in the US Navy. After the navy he joined Craven Electric Supply Co. were he became president. He retired October 1st, 2013.
He is survived by his wife Brenda Strickland, daughter Tracy Strickland Lehto, step-son Sean Oliver, sisters Sybil Strickland Campbell and Kimberly Strickland Heath, 4 nieces, 3 nephews, 6 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his sister Carol Strickland Lane and brother Phillip Wayne Strickland.
He was very involved in the fraternal organization of Masonry Berne lodge 724 as a 33rd degree Mason. And also the Shriners, New Bern Scottish Rite and New Bern York Rite.
He was a Christian with strong faith in the lord and a member of Temple Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
A funeral service will be held at Temple Baptist Church, Tuesday, April 8th at 2:00pm. Visitation will be held at 1:00pm, one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at New Bern Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Edward's honor to: The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina 27565
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory