Gene Gary Strickland, 84, of Gardendale, Ala., passed away on March 31, 2023. Gary was born August 6, 1938, to Clarence and Mertice Strickland. He was a native of Brilliant, Ala. and graduated from Brilliant High School in 1956.
Gary was a firefighter for the city of Birmingham, Ala. for 27 years before retiring. He was a member of North Gardendale Church of Christ.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Bertha Strickland; his daughters, Gina West (Charles) and Rhonda Brown; and grandchildren, Garrett West, Gary Brown, and Chris Brown.
The funeral for Gary was held on Friday, April 7th at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home’s chapel. The family held a private committal service at Jefferson Memorial’s adjoining gardens following the chapel service.
Obituary submitted and paid for by James Dickinson
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