NORMAN — Dennis A. Strickland, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 29, 2013, and went home to be with the Lord. Dennis was born on May 5, 1949, in Oklahoma City, to Julius and Dorothy (Freeman) Strickland.
Dennis was preceded in death by his infant son, James, and his father, Julius.
On Jan. 9, 1972, Dennis married the love of his life, Nancy Brown. Dennis is survived by Nancy; daughter, Jennifer Crabb and husband Jed; son, Brent Strickland and daughter Natalie Strickland; his beloved grandchildren, Blake Strickland, Aubrey Strickland and Madison Crabb; mother, Dorothy Strickland; and brother, David Strickland.
Dennis worked for many years as an engineer in the oil field. Dennis was a faithful member of University Christian Church for 22 years. Dennis was an avid Sooner football fan and enjoyed shooting, golf and fishing.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Havenbrook Funeral Home.
Services to celebrate Dennis’ life will be 2 p.m. on Friday at University Christian Church, 616 Bud Wilkinson Dr. in Norman. Interment will follow at Primrose Cemetery in Norman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
Arrangements for Dennis and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman. Online condolences may be shared at havenbrookfuneralhome.com.
Norman Transcript, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013