Obituary for Auburn Gardner Strickland
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Auburn Gardner Strickland

November 15, 1930 ~ July 17, 2017 (age 86)

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Mr. Auburn Gardner Strickland, 86, of Kernersville passed away Monday July 17, 2017.  Funeral services celebrating his life will be 1:00PM Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service Chapel.

Auburn was born November 15, 1930, in Johnston County, NC, to the late Ida May West Strickland and Ransom Budd Strickland. He was the baby of their 13 children. Auburn served his country honorably in the United States Army, including tours of duty overseas. He received several medals, awards and accommodations such as Purple Heart, CIB and Bronze Star with V for Valor during his 24 year career with the military.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years Betty Jean Strickland; Son Douglas Wayne Strickland; grandson Shannon Gaffney and several older brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children John and Suzan Strickland of Greensboro, Susan and Thomas Gaffney of Pacolet South Carolina, Terry and Debbie Strickland of Kernersville; grandchildren Ashley Strickland, Brandon and Jennifer Gaffney, Deanna Gaffney, Penny and James Cooper and Maria Cailtin Strickland; great grandchildren, Ethan and Evan Gaffney and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

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 Service Information

Funeral Service
July 22, 2017

1:00 PM
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel
213 W. Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

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