Pembroke- Christopher O’Neal Strickland, age 36, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019. Mr. Strickland was a native of Athens, GA and had lived in Pembroke with his family for four years. He was a home evaluator for Arrow Exterminators and a member of Reidsville Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses'. O’Neal enjoyed camping, fishing and the beach. He was also an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Nintendo. O’Neal was preceded in death by his Pop, James Strickland and two sisters, Lindsey Denise Whitis and Ruth Frances Herrington.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Marissa “Missy” Newman Strickland of Pembroke; son, Eli Stage Thomas Strickland of Pembroke; mother, Cathy Brown of Winterville; brother, Dennis Whitis of Hull, GA; sister, Amy Brown of Winterville and grandmother, Evelyn Strickland of Winterville.
The family will receive friends 12-2 P.M. Saturday, August, 17, 2019 at North Tattnall Middle School. A memorial service will follow at 2 P.M. Interment will be held Monday, August 19, 2019 at Bate Smith Cemetery in Athens. Lunch will follow immediately after at Oconee Chapel in Watkinsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Missy Strickland, P.O. Box 1486, Reidsville, GA 30453.
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