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Reverend John W. Strickland

January 6, 1936 ~ November 13, 2022 (age 86)


Reverend John W. Strickland, 86, husband of Annie Lou Moulds Strickland, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022, at his residence in Lake City.

John “Wallace” was born on January 6, 1936, in Florence County, son of the late Jesse Manning Strickland and Leano Hall Strickland.  He joined the US Army in August of 1958.  After returning home he worked as a building contractor.  He later became owner and operator of Strickland’s Construction Company and became partners with Bruce Eaddy owner of Eaddy’s Reality in Florence.  He was a member of the Lake City Church of God and served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years.  He later organized and pastored the Coward Church of God.  Afterwards, he also pastored Andrews Church of God and the Clyde Church of God in Hartsville, SC.  After retiring from the ministry, he served as Interim Pastor of the Hemingway Outland Church of God and the Johnsonville Church of God.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Annie Lou of 62 years are his children, John (Pam) Strickland of Coward and Judy (Ken) Rauch of Lake City;  grandchildren, James (Elizabeth) Strickland of Mesa, Arizona, Reverend Zachary Hancock of Andrews, and Jonathan (Kimberly) Hancock of Lake City;  great grandchildren, Joey Strickland of Mesa, Arizona, Carson and Riley Hancock of Lake City;  sister, Helen Morris of Timmonsville; a number of nieces, nephews, step granddaughter, and step great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Manning and Leano Hall Strickland; in-laws, James Walter and Ila Campbell Moulds; and a brother, Benjamin Strickland.

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Carolina Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Lake City Memorial Park.   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the Agape Care Group for their outstanding service.  They would also like to give a special thank you to Chaplin Eddie Strickland, Karen Ham, Jordan Sauls and Christy Hyatt for going above and beyond their duties!  

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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November 15, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Carolina Funeral Home
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

Funeral Service
November 15, 2022

3:00 PM
Carolina Funeral Home Chapel
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

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