Oliver (Sonny) Strickland


Oliver (Sonny) Strickland, 79, of Doss, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Cemetery Pavilion in Burkett, followed with a celebration of his life at the Methodist church in Burkett.

Arrangements were under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

Strickland was born Jan. 12, 1940, in Burkett, the son of Tom and Girlie Strickland. His wife, Marla, survives.

Strickland went to school in Burkett and Cross Plains, and graduated from Cross Plains High School.

He worked in the oil field with BJ Hughes and drove for Jim’s truck service. He was also a heavy equipment operator.

In addition to his wife, Strickland is survived by three sons, one daughter and spouses, Terry and Sandy Strickland, Stephen and Janice Strickland, Scott and Shelly Strickland, and Rebecca and Jeremiah Cook.

Survivors also include six grandchildren and a brother, Ed Strickland.

Strickland was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Hightower and Noreen (Tootie) Rhoads; and three brothers, Tom Strickland, Jack Strickland and Bill Strickland.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice or the charity of choice.