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Curtis "Gene" E. Strickland

January 22, 1958 ~ April 9, 2022 (age 64)


Curtis E. “Gene” Strickland, 64, died Saturday, April 9, 2022 at MUSC, Florence.

Mr. Strickland was born on January 22, 1958, in Florence County, son of the late Myers Kenneth Strickland and Shelvia Jean Caulder Strickland. Mr. Strickland was a Veteran of the United States Navy. Gene earned an associate’s degree from Florence-Darlington Technical College and worked at Pet Dairy for over 25 years. Mr. Strickland loved to travel, enjoyed fishing, bowling and mechanics. He was a committed friend, die-hard Chevrolet fan and Elvis Presley fan. He was an expert pool player in local Florence leagues and enjoyed the comradery of his pool-playing friends.

Surviving are his daughters, Jean Nicole Strickland and Rebecca Elizabeth (Luis) Strickland, both of Scranton; step-children, Steven R. (Christy) Chandler of Effingham and Jennifer D. (Stephanie) Chandler of Scranton; brother, Kenny (Carla) Strickland of Timmonsville; beloved aunt, Betty (Edsel) Williams of Scranton; friend and former wife, Gwendolyn Strickland of Kingstree; special Navy buddies, Tom Laxton of Georgia and Tony Warzecha of Minnesota. 

Funeral services will be 12:30 PM, Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Carolina Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Florence National Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 11:30 - 12:30 PM, Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Carolina Funeral Home. 

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 and American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406.

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April 14, 2022

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Carolina Funeral Home
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

Funeral Service
April 14, 2022

12:30 PM
Carolina Funeral Home Chapel
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

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