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Kenneth Walter Strickland



Kenneth Strickland, 86, of Marion, passed away peacefully at his home on May 21, 2021.


Kenneth was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather. Kenneth was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was also a passionate antique collector who loved collecting bottles. Kenneth retired from Marion Manufacturing and found a second family working at Walmart during retirement.


Kenneth leaves behind his dedicated wife of 62 years, Wanda; his daughter, Linda Fox; grandchildren, Tiffany Fox-Morgan & husband Patrick and Brandon Fox; great grandchildren, Tristan, Rachel, Emma-Lee, Hayley, and Katelyn.


The family would like to extend a special thanks to CarePartners Hospice McDowell, Autumn Care of Marion, and the cardiac doctors and nurses at Mission Hospital- McDowell.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to CarePartners Hospice- McDowell, PO Box 25338, Asheville, North Carolina 28813.



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A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Strickland

Doris Smith Pritchard May 24 2021 12:00 AM

I love you Ken!! I will always remember the good times we had at Walmart!! RIP

Amy Frady May 24 2021 12:00 AM

Ken you showed everyone you knew so much love! You was so much like a papaw to me after loosing mine. Id say I love you Kenny poo, and youd sad I love you too Tonnie. I didnt get to see you after you left Walmart but thought of you so often! I will never forget you and love you Ken! See you when I get to heaven sweet friend! Im praying for your family.

Tonya Edwards May 24 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Strickland

Elaine Weeks May 24 2021 12:00 AM