Joe Rewis Strickland

Died: Thu., Jul. 3, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 04, 2014
Location: Vidalia Chapel

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jul. 05, 2014
Location: Vidalia Chapel

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Mr. Joe Rewis Strickland, age 73, of the Long Pond Community passed away after a short illness on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Community Hospice of Vidalia.

He was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County.  Mr. Strickland retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation as Assistant Area Engineer after 37 years of service.  At his death, he was serving his fifth elected term as Coroner of Montgomery County.

Mr. Strickland enjoyed conversing with friends and acquaintances, and sharing with them his son Stacy’s many accomplishments.  Another of his great pleasures was spending time with immediate family and close friends at home on the farm.  His cohorts remember Joe as a true southern gentleman, kind and considerate to the needy, both human and animal.  He was strong in his Christian faith.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon Harrison Strickland; one son, Dr. J. Stacy Strickland, daughter-in-law, Keri Bland Strickland and one granddaughter, Joesy Pauline Strickland of Nobleton, FL.

Funeral Services for Mr. Joe Rewis Strickland will be held Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel with Reverend B.L. Horne and Reverend Robbie Rosier officiating.  Interment will follow in Moseley Cemetery near Uvalda.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Ailey United Methodist Church or Community Hospice of Vidalia at 904 Mt. Vernon Road, Vidalia GA 30475.

Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service of Vidalia is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Accordia Urgent Care
   Posted Thu July 03, 2014
The Staff and Providers at Accordia Urgent Care would like to express our deepest sympathy to The Strickland Family.

Ted & Kathy
   Posted Thu July 03, 2014
Sharon, We are saddened to hear of Joe's passing. I don't think we ever saw Joe when he did not take time to ask how we were doing. He was always seemed to be sincerely interested. You, Stacy and family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jay Jay Strickland
   Posted Thu July 03, 2014
My uncle Joe was the only close uncle I had growing up. I have great memories of him with anything FAST, boats,motorcycles, and cars. He also is responsible for my love of fireworks !! Rest in peace Uncle Rewis !!!

Bess Pope
   Posted Thu July 03, 2014
Sharon, Stacy, and family I was so saddened to hear about Joe. He was a special man whose love knew no bounds where his family was concerned. I consider myself lucky to have been able to spend time with you all.

Richard Stanley
   Posted Fri July 04, 2014
You are in our thoughts and prayers

Toby O'Neal
   Posted Fri July 04, 2014
Sharon and Family, You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget Joe the evening I lost my son in a tragic accident. There were several ministers at the seen, even though Joe was not a minister, he was the only one to offer a prayer. He prayed the most comforting prayer. I will never forget Joe and his prayer during my troubled time. In christian love, Toby

freda toole
   Posted Fri July 04, 2014
SHARON N FAMILY ...I am sorry to hear bout the lost of Mr.Joe .. he was a very sweet man I had the joy knowing .. he always had something good to say about every thing ...he will always be remember ... MAYGOD BLESS YOU N YOUR in this time of need ....

Carla W. Holton
   Posted Sat July 05, 2014
Such a sweet, gentle and kind man. Always willing to help others while never really expecting anything in return. Had kind words for the people he encountered along his way. The community has lost a "true gentleman".

Bobby & Inez Warnock
   Posted Sat July 05, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was such a good man and truly loved the people around him. His family is in our prayers and thoughts.

Julie Strickland Owens
   Posted Sun July 06, 2014
My Uncle Joe was kind Uncle with a gentle spirit. His was kind hearted to everyone he met. I will always remember him for always having a pack of gum in his pocket ( he always had a pack for my little brother & me), K-Mart in Savannah...he would always have the best surprises for me from that store, & most of all his absolute kindness to everyone.;

Julie Strickland Owens
   Posted Sun July 06, 2014
My Uncle Joe was kind & had a wonderful, gentle spirit. I have fond memories of him from my childhood.....he would always have a pack of gum in his pocket ( for my little brother and me) , surprises for me from K-Mart in Savannah, & his genuine kindness and concern fir everyone he met.

Stanley E Groves
   Posted Tue July 08, 2014
Payers for the Family, Dr. Stacy Strickland was a teacher and a friend to many of us in the Extension Master Gardener program and he did talk often of his father and how much he infulenced his life and work.

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