Eldon ‘Shane’ Strickland

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Eldon “Shane” Strickland, 47, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

He was of the Baptist faith. He loved gardening, cooking, and being outside. He also loved his dogs, who were always by his side. But more than anything, he loved his family. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Rockland “J.R.” and Mary Joyce Albritton Strickland; and stepdaughter, Emily Orr Varnell.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving siblings, Sonya Rymer (Gary) and James “Jimmy” Strickland (Chanda); stepdaughter, Meredith Orr; grandchildren, Kaylie and Jordon Varnell; nieces and nephews: Jimmy Strickland (Ginger), Mikey Strickland, and Dana Ballew (Cameron); great-niece, Marley Flowers; and numerous extended family and friends.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Samples Memorial Baptist Church, 371 Samples Chapel Road S.E., Cleveland, with Pastors Mark Cameron and Daniel White officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 until the 7 p.m. service time at the church.

Donations may be made to either the Kidney Foundation or to the family to cover final expenses.

Share a memory and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.

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