Waymond Lane Stricklin, Sr.

Published 9:18 am Friday, August 26, 2016

Waymond Lane Stricklin, Sr.

Waymond Lane Stricklin, Sr. went home to the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

He was born February 19, 1940 in Vina (Franklin County) to the late Raymond J. Stricklin and Hester Trentham Stricklin (Scott).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Stricklin; a very special aunt, Para Lee Dawson; and his inherited stepfather, Thomas Stricklin.

Mr. Stricklin was the owner of Giant Auto Parts in Pelham for 32 years. He drove late model racecars until the late 1970s after which he enjoyed watching NASCAR races. As pastor of Maylene Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, he had a heart of gold and loved leading others to the Lord. He cherished spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sheila Jane Martin Stricklin; his son, Waymond Lane (Hut) Stricklin, Jr. (Pam); and a twin brother, Laymon W. Stricklin (Brenda). He had two step sons, Billy Paul Lang, Jr. (Wendy) and Vince Lang (Felicia), and a step daughter Diane Alverson (Jimmy). He leaves behind 10 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a niece, Amy Golden, and a host of nieces and nephews, as well as sister-in-law, Millie Whitsell, to cherish his loving memory.

Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo). His funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. at Maylene Pentecostal Lighthouse. He will lie-in-state one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Oak Mountain Church Cemetery.

Special thank you to Affinity Home Hospice, Dr. Lawrence Lee and his Staff, and Gentiva Home Health Care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maylene Pentecostal Lighthouse, c/o Millie Whitsell, 1166 Hwy. 35, Pelham, AL 35124.