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Alvin Lee “Butch” Stricklin

alvin-stricklin-1Alvin Lee “Butch” Stricklin, age 73, of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Hatfield.

Mr. Stricklin was born March 2, 1943 in Mena, Arkansas to Calvin Stricklin and Sylvia Wilkinson Callahan. He worked as a lineman for a utility company, and enjoyed his road trips and sitting on the porch, talking and telling stories with his cousin, Larry Stricklin. Most of all he loved his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him. He will be missed.

He is survived by life partner, Nancy Richardson; son, Jeffrey Stricklin and wife Molly of Lake Charles, Louisiana; daughters, Dana Stricklin Rogers of Beaumont, Texas and Stefanie Leeann Stricklin of Lake Charles, Louisiana; grandchildren, Anthony Stricklin of Denham Springs, Louisiana, Amanda Stricklin of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Aimon Stricklin of Lake Charles, Louisiana; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Dallas, Austin, and John Anthony Stricklin; sisters, Jackie Goodman and husband Greg of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Sue Dailey and husband Dale of Houston, Texas, Joy DeCoy, Jenny Racy of Kansas; stepchildren, David Harris of Hatfield, Arkansas, Jeffrey Richardson and wife Trina of Wickes, Arkansas, Shannon Miller and husband Kenny of Hatfield, Arkansas; ten step-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepdaughter, Lanisa Harris.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 2:00 p.m. at Six-Mile Cemetery in Hatfield with Sue Dailey and Larry Stricklin speaking under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be David Harris, Ken Miller, Jeffrey Richardson, Kenny Romine, Dillon Harris, Anthony Stricklin and Karson Miller.

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