Richard Urban Strickland

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Richard Urban Strickland, 66, of Clifton passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at Goodall-Witcher Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Hillcrest Garden of Memory. Richard was born Aug. 28, 1952, to Vernon and Neomi (Jordan) Strickland. In 1970, he graduated from Hillsboro High School and later received a degree in computer science. For some time, he was a production worker at Campbellā€™s Soup in Hillsboro at the Mushroom Farm, and Coca-Cola Minute Maid for over ten years until his retirement in 2016. On Sept. 11, 2016, he married Michelle Ann Marksberry. Rick loved to watch college and professional football especially the University of Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys. He was preceded in death by his father Vernon Strickland, and brother Milton Strickland. He is survived by his wife Michelle Strickland of Clifton; mother Kitty Strickland of Peoria; son Ricky Strickland of Denton; stepchildren Jessica Michelle Dawson of Clifton and Clayton Gene Bayer of Clifton; sister Suzy Miller of Peoria; grandson Ricky Strickland; nieces and nephews, including Amanda Russell. Memorials may be made to the Line Street Methodist Church at P.O. Box 1665, Hillsboro, TX 76645. Condolences may be made at

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