Mr. Jason "Sparky" Strickland, age 37, of Tallapoosa, GA & formerly of Cedartown, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 25, 2012.
Jason Strickland was born on May 13, 1974 in Polk County, GA to his parents, Mr. Sammy Strickland and Mrs. Doris Wood Strickland. Jason was a graduate of Cedartown High School and was employed as an Emergency Medical Technician with Grady EMS, Station 5 in Atlanta, Ga., and was a member of the Georgia National Guard. He was a certified firefighter & had served with the Polk Co. Volunteer Fire Dept. in the past. He was a member of the American Legion, a member of the 40&8 Club, he was a Red Knight, a member of HOG, a Patriot Rider and a Legion Rider, and was of the Baptist faith.
Jason is survived by his loving wife, Candy Strickland, his father and mother, Sammy and Doris Wood Strickland, his children, Casey Strickland, Kristin Strickland, Garrett Strickland, Tyler Strickland, Kayley Pike, Kalob Pike and Kelsey Weldon, his brothers, Randy Strickland, Michael Strickland & Dustin Strobel and sister, Lucinda Strickland. A number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Jason "Sparky" Strickland will be conducted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev.Randy Vines, Rev. Greg Locklear and Rev. John Lemmings conducting committal services at Lee's Chapel Cemetery. The Redmond Regional Medical Center's E.M.S. Honor Guard will be conducting E.M.S. rites and the Brown-Wright Post 12 Honor Guard will be conducting military honors at graveside. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will consist of the E.M.S. Staff of Grady's Station # 5. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jordan Peirson, George Oxenrider, "Tiny", Nick Runyon, Jerry Oliver, Robin Thompson, Brian Tumlin, Jesse Morris, Danny Strickland, "Stumpy", Casey Strickland & Richard Crawford. The Lester C.Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Jason "Sparky" Strickland.