Gerald H. Strickland, 85, of Durand, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Memorial Healthcare in Owosso. Funeral service will be 1:00 PM on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Durand Chapel. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-8 PM and one hour prior to the service.
Gerald was born May 2, 1932 in Durand, a son of Howard and Alice (Prowant) Strickland. On October 6, 1969 he married Clover Mack. Gerald enjoyed music, airplanes, motorcycles and teaching Sunday school. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by Simplicity for 42 years.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Clover Strickland; children, Aurilee (Lee) Payne, Sue (Randy) Akers, Gayla (Doug) Somers and Gerald Strickland; daughter-in-law, Geraldine Strickland; 14 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; sister, Rosemary Carpenter and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son, James Strickland; grandson, Michael Payne and great granddaughter, Journey Wilson.
Memorial Contributions in Gerald's name are suggested to the Calvary Baptist Church in Gaines. Online condolences may be sent at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com.