Mr. Wallace B. StricklandMay 19, 1953 ~ October 6, 2017 (age 64)
Wallace B. Strickland, 64 of Rockmart, Georgia passed on October 6,2017. Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 147 Jones Street,Cartersville, Georgia. Interment will follow at the Georgia National Cemetery, Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:00AM.The family will receive friends Friday, October 13, 2017 from 7:00PM- 8:00 PM at Mack Eppinger & Sons Funeral Home, 210 N. Bartow Street, Cartersville, GA 30120.
Wallace was born on May 19, 1953 in Paulding County to the late Addie Burr and Rev. Joseph D. Strickland.
Wallace served his country with dual service.On November 6, 1972 he entered into the United States Marines Corp , where he served three years. On May 9, 1979 he entered the United States Army where he continued serving his country until his retirement.
While servicing he received the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), Marine Corps Good Conduct Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon/ Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Parachutist Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge and several other awards, ribbons and badges. After retiring from the military,Wallace was employed by the Veterans Administration as a Mail carrier.
He is survived by his children, Monica Strickland Ackey, Mia Strickland, Sharira Monroe, Charlie Gibbons(Christine), and Tarese Whitfield; sisters, Betty Strickland and Gladys Truman; sisters in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relative and friends.
Condolences may be expressed at:www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.