Wilbur W. Strickland, 73, of Youngsville, died Saturday evening, Oct. 5, 2013. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Lillian Huff Strickland and Needham Gulley Strickland.
Funeral services were held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Burial was in Youngsville Cemetery.
Mr. Strickland is survived by his wife of 54 years, Josephine Perry Strickland; son, Arvis Strickland and his fiancé, Heather Ellis, of Youngsville; sister, Shirley Dean Lowery of Youngsville; grandson, Alan Strickland of Virginia; brother-in-law, Malcolm Perry; nieces, Amy Myers and Angel Perry. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Rose Perry and Sue Hill and by his brothers-in-law, Doug Lowery and Buck Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1581 Bethlehem Church Road, Youngsville, NC 27596.
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