Merritt L. Strickland

Merritt L. Strickland, 99, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:15 P.M. August 20, 2017 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was bornJune 30, 1918 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Francis Marion and Sarah Etta (Freeman) Strickland. Merritt married Mary M. Moore on May 24, 1941 in Chaffee, Missouri. They were blessed with 73 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on June 22, 2014.

Visitation: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Funeral Service: Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Alan Smith and Mr. Marty Mills officiating.  Interment: Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Memorials: Logan Street Baptist Church Building Fund.

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