Jack Horace Strickland III, 43, died Friday, February 17, 2023, at ECU Medical Center Greenville, NC. The service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1:00pm at Five Points FWB Church in Pinetown, NC.
Jack is survived by his mother, Myra Strickland; his 3 children Alyssa Moore, Tyler Strickland, Riley Strickland; and his grandparents, Faye, and Ernest Waters.
Jack attended Northside High school and graduated form Life Gate Christian School with honors in 1998. Jack traveled the US doing Millwright work with his beloved father, Jack H. Strickland Jr., until his father’s untimely death in 2013. Jack was strong willed and hard working. His job later in life required him to work with wood, and he was a great builder and good with his hands. He could look at something and build it or fix it for you if you needed it. In his younger years he had a car club known as Street Dreamz in New Bern/Vanceboro area. You knew he was coming when you saw his blue truck with “Big Strick” plastered on the back approach. He enjoyed car shows and mud runs with his good friends and even participated in a few.
Jack is often known by his nickname “Jackson” which he was labeled because of his father popularity. Everyone around town would see Jack and ask, “is that Jack’s son”, the funny play on words has stuck around to this day. Jack loved to laugh and make people laugh. His favorite genera of movies were comedy and like the movies he filled his life with laughter. He loved to bring people together with humor and was a compassionate kindhearted man at heart, even if he didn’t want you to know. Jackson loved his football and on Sunday nights would be rooting for his favorite team the Panthers with his mama. However, he wasn’t afraid to turn the channel if his team was losing.
Jackson loved his family. He always said his best time was driving around and talking with his baby girl, Alyssa. Jack loved his mama and knew he could depend on her. He would tell people of her reliability, but also quickly tell people, “Don’t tell Mama because she will be mad”. He knew in the end his mama loved him no matter what and would be there always. Jack would do a lot for those he loved his grandparents were some of these lucky people; he would always find a way to reach out to his grandparents in their time of need. Jack’s children were his heart and he wished he had more time with them. He longed to be with his two boys and let them know the love he had for them. Jack was one of kind. His memory will live on through the stories he’d share and the memories he made with those who love him.
Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is serving the Strickland family.
Celebration Of Life Service
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