Alva James Strickland
By Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home
Jul 6, 2018
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Honey Grove, Texas  Graveside service for Alva James Strickland, 89, of Paris, Texas is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Windom Cemetery. Masonic Honors will be rendered by Honey Grove Masonic Lodge #164. Rev. Terry Paul Cunningham will officiate. Alva passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Paris Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones.

Alva James Strickland was born in Honey Grove, TX on January 25, 1929 to Jude Strickland and Willie Belle (Rogers) Strickland. He married Frankie Lou Epperson on November 7, 1952 in Honey Grove, TX. Alva proudly served in the 144th Infantry in the Texas Army National Guard for 26 years. He was an engineer for TXU for 33 years. He was an active member of the Honey Grove Masonic Lodge #164 for over 60 years.

He is survived by sons, James Terry Strickland of Paris, TX; David Lee Strickland of Paris, TX; sister-in-law, Dixie Lee McWhorter of Windom, TX; Phyllis Charles of Honey Grove, TX; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jude and Willie Strickland and wife, Frankie Strickland. Friends and family will be serving as pallbearers.

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