Thursday, February 24, 2011

MR. JIMMY C. “BIG JIM” STRICKLIN, SR., age 69, of Wild Life Lake Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday morning, February 24, 2011, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Stricklin was born January 3, 1942 in Savannah, Tennessee, a son of the late Sam C. and Frances Wisdom Stricklin. He was owner and operator of Jim’s Used Cars and was Baptist by faith. Besides his parents, Mr. Stricklin was preceded in death by three brothers- William Dewey Stricklin, Sammy J. Stricklin, Sr. and Grant J. Stricklin.

Surviving are his wife Janice Stricklin, two daughters- Jami Stricklin and Josette Stricklin Radford both of Summerville; Three sons and daughter-in-law- Jimmy C. Stricklin, Jr. of Summerville; Jonathan and Tonya Stricklin of Rock Spring, GA,; and Jason Stricklin of Summerville. Two Sisters- Molly Ragan and Shirley Willingham both of Summerville. One brother and sisters-in-law- James W. & Rachel Stricklin of Leesburg, AL and Peggy A. Stricklin of Summerville. Twenty Six Grandchildren and Three Great-Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Rutledge and Rev. Tom Russell officiating, interment in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Active Pallbearers will be Sam Stricklin, Chad Stricklin, Eddy Willingham, Mike Clem, Eddie Bramlett and Earl Bramlett. Honorary Pallbearers will be all used car dealers, Ricky Moore and Aubrey Newton. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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