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Robert E .”Bobby” Strickland

Robert E .”Bobby” Strickland, age 51, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Daniel Strickland, Erwin and of the late Betty Bair Strickland. Robert was currently working in the Cantina at Johnson City Medical Center. He loved working in the Cantina with all his co-workers, who were all very special to him. He attended Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church in Erwin. Robert also enjoyed camping and fishing. In addition to preceding his mother in 2002, Robert is preceded in death by his brother: Charles Strickland in 2004

In addition to his father, Robert has left behind to cherish his memories:
Son: Braylen Christopher Strickland
Sister: JoAnn Lingerfelt, her husband David of North Augusta, SC
Sister-in-law: Lisa Strickland of Erwin
Aunt: Betty Wilder, her husband Bud of Murfreesboro
Nieces and Nephews: Michael Strickland, his wife Heather
Tiffany Strickland
Bradley Strickland
Emily Lingerfelt
Adam Lingerfelt
Special Friend: Sharon Peake

The family requests your presence as we honor and remember the life of Robert Strickland in a funeral service to be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, July 4, 2014, at Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church, Erwin, TN. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 11:00 AM and will continue until the service time on Friday. Reverend Noah Taylor will officiate. Music will be under the direction of Daniel Daughtery. A committal service will follow immediately at Martins Creek Cemetery. Serving as pallbeares are: Stephen Lyninger, Josh Lyninger, David Lingerfelt, Dennis Lyninger, Michael Strickland, Charlie Wilder, Jake Wilder and Mike Strickland.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Robert E. “ Bobby” Strickland through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.