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William Melvin Strickland

May 22, 1947 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 74)


William Melvin Strickland, age 74, passed away Tuesday morning at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Born in Wayne County,  he was the son of the late George Benjamin Strickland and Ruby Weeks Strickland. Melvin was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 9959 in Mt. Olive and the American Legion Post 103 also in Mt. Olive. He was an avid deer hunter. 

A time of visitation with family and friends will be held Monday from 6:00 until 8:00pm at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Sylvia Strickland; his daughters, Leigh Strickland, Dee Flinta and Crystal Williford and her husband, Justin; his brothers, James Strickland, George Strickland, Larry Strickland and Steve Strickland; his sisters, Diane Smith and Carol Alvarado; two grandchildren, Alex Flinta and Eli Williford; and two great grandchildren, Ethan Flinta and Jacob Flinta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the VFW Post 9959, P.O. Box 567, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 or to the Veterans organization of your choice.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Strickland family and online condolences may be directed to

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November 29, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home
2873 US Hwy 117
Dudley, NC 28333

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