Donald “Don” E. Strickland, 73, of White Pine, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 28, 2020. Don was a Vietnam War veteran who served proudly as a U.S. Marine. He was retired from American Enka/BASF. Don’s greatest honor was being a devoted husband, dad and papaw … a true small-town Southern man. He will be missed dearly by his family and all who knew him.
Don was preceded in death by his dear and loving wife, Hurlene (Sexton) Strickland; parents, Estel and Myrtle Strickland; father- and mother-in-law, Hurley and Mabelene Sexton; brother, Bobby Strickland; and sister, Mary Ruth (Strickland) White.
Don is survived by his son, Kevin (Trisha) Strickland; daughter, Angela (Anthony) Ottinger; grandchildren, Chase (Tessa) Strickland, Tyler Strickland, Rachelle Strickland, Caroline Ottinger, Connor Ottinger, Hayden Hiller, Harrison Hiller, and Ryan Guinn; brother, Roy Strickland; and sister, Doris (Bobby) Farmer. He leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews who will miss Uncle Don.
The family will receive friends noon – 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 30 at Manes Funeral Home in Newport. The family will have a military service in Don’s honor at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 1 at Resthaven (Newport). Friends and family are welcome to attend.
Arrangements by Manes Funeral Home.