Mr. Carl E. “Jimmy“ Strickland, age 86, of Trion, GA passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Oakview Nursing and Rehab. Mr. Strickland was born August 16, 1925 in LaFayette, GA, son of the late Olin Strickland and Lula Murphy Strickland. He was a self-employed used car dealer and a member of the Central Avenue Baptist Church.

Mr. Strickland is survived by his wife, Joann King Strickland, son, Denny Strickland, daughter, Gayle Brenwald, sister, Barbara Patterson, 3 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great-grandchild.

Funeral Services for Mr. Strickland will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Ray, Rev. Robert Patterson and Rev. John Leatherwood officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhills Memory Garden. Pallbearers will be Wayne Tallent, Bud Willis, John Shankles, Larry Nixon, Donnie Hammond, James Spence, Mark Ballard, Tommy Ballard. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Central Avenue Baptist Church.

Mr. Strickland will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday Evening.