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James “Randy” Strickland,64

James “Randy” Strickland, age 64, of Jacksonville, passed away April 26, 2017. He was born to James and Melba Strickland on September 1, 1952 in Searcy, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents. He retired from Remington Arms with over 25 years’ employment. Randy volunteered at North Metro Hospital and the Military Museum in Jacksonville.

Randy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary; two sons, James Strickland of Jacksonville, Arkansas and John (Katie) Strickland of Rogers, Arkansas; granddaughter, Brooklyn Smith of Rogers, and grandson, Matthew Smith of Rogers.  

Memorial Service will be at 2 pm, Sunday, April 30, at First Baptist Church, Jacksonville.

Memorials in his honor may be made to the Building Fund, First Baptist Church.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400.



  • Reba Tyler Posted April 28, 2017 12:37 PM

    What a great person Randy was, my deepest condolences

  • Patricia Curtis Popovich Posted April 28, 2017 12:41 PM

    My God hold you in his living arms.

  • Fayon Haynes Posted April 28, 2017 1:49 PM

    my condolences to your family!

  • Dr. Randy C. Barrett Posted April 28, 2017 2:47 PM

    I’ve always thought Randy was a good man from the first day I met him. My prayers for Mary and the family to be wrapped in Jesus’ arms of peace and comfort.

  • Harold Hicks Posted April 28, 2017 5:16 PM

    Men often strive to be a gentleman. You were, my friend; better still, you were a gentle man. Rest well in the arms of God, Randy,

  • Lila Hardin Posted April 28, 2017 5:30 PM

    Praying for you and your family

  • Mary Posted April 28, 2017 8:40 PM

    I miss you already, my heart is hurting. I will always love you..

  • Virginia Crouch Santinelli Posted April 28, 2017 9:28 PM

    Prayers and condolences to the family. May God bring you comfort in your time of need.

  • Martha Harbout Posted April 28, 2017 10:45 PM

    I am sad tonight as I think about our family without Randy but I rejoice that I know where he is. He was always a joy to be with and we will miss those good times. He loved his family and always took good care of my sister and his sons. He has left a great legacy for them.

  • Cheryl Woolfe Posted April 28, 2017 11:34 PM

    Rest well Randy. You have fought the good fight, you have served Him well, and time to sing His praises in His heavenly choir. Prayers for Mary and your family. Give all the Curtis’s a big hug for me.

  • Thad and Ruth Gray Posted April 29, 2017 12:18 AM

    We are going to miss this man immensely. His kindness, smile and gentleness will never be be forgotten. Can’t believe he is gone from us, but know he is rejoicing in heaven. Love you, Mary.

  • Darin Harvey Posted April 29, 2017 9:19 AM

    Until we meet again, thanks for all your sacrifices while you we’re here,you truly are a man of God

  • Loretta Wagnon Childers Posted April 29, 2017 11:44 AM

    I was very sad to hear about Randy’s sudden passing. My heart goes out to Mary and his children. Praying for strength and comfort for everyone.

  • Linda Clark Posted April 29, 2017 2:54 PM

    So sorry for your loss. But know he is home with his Heavenly Father we know one day we will be together again Prayers for you and your family.

  • DEBBIE Lopez Phoenix Az Posted April 29, 2017 8:09 PM

    I met Mr Stricland at the hospital when my daughter Kayla was there he was such a nice and funny man I remember Katie dad asking him and his wife do you guys want cheese cake Mr Strickland said do we look like we need cheese cake I will never for him

  • Larry Jay Kye Posted May 8, 2017 8:06 PM

    Randy was a great person and goes back a long ways in remembering Jacksonville for me! I certainly will miss him! May God Bless his family and remembering he will truly be missed!

  • Hazel Dillehay Posted May 8, 2017 8:32 PM

    Randy was a loving person, that brought people together, for the love of God. He will be greatly missed.

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