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Vernon Lee Strickland

Vernon Lee Strickland, 82, of Oxford passed away Sunday, October 16, 2022 at Universal Healthcare in Oxford.

Vernon was born on April 21, 1940 to the late Willard Lee Strickland and Irene Bullock.

He was a 1962 graduate of North Carolina State University and a member of Providence Baptist Church.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery officiated by Reverend Norma Roberts.

Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer Adcock (Keith); one son, Scott Strickland (Lisa); four grandchildren, Kristin Yancey (Adam), Dustin Adcock, Jordan Adcock (Karlee) and Ty Adcock (Jordan); one great-granddaughter, Reese Yancey; two step-sons, Jason Huff and Chris Huff; one sister, Marie Wilkerson; one brother, Rickey Strickland (Sherry); one brother-in-law, Gene Long and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Merle Huff and one sister Shirley Long.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home of Jennifer and Keith Adcock.

Pallbearers for the service will include Mike Oakes, Randy Oakes, Todd Wilkerson, Everette Jacobs, Dustin Adcock, Jordan Adcock and Ty Adcock.


  • Brent Hall Posted October 17, 2022 8:52 pm

    Grew up with his children and was fond of him. Nice man!

    • Jeffrey S Strickland Posted October 17, 2022 11:32 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Brent

  • Vicky Twisdale Posted October 17, 2022 11:12 pm

    Sorry to hear this Jennifer and y’all and praying for y’all

  • Rosemary Creech Posted October 17, 2022 11:22 pm

    Jennifer and Keith I am so sorry that you have lost your father It’s such a hard thing My thoughts and prayers will be with you

  • Dot Watson Posted October 17, 2022 11:54 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. I and my brother graduated from Stem High School with him in 1958. We have many fond memories of him. Love and sympathy to his entire family.

  • Wayne & Judy Bradsher Posted October 18, 2022 12:23 am

    Vernon was a dear friend and distant relative. We graduated from Stem High School together in the class of 1958. He was a star athlete in Basketball and Baseball. We spent lots of time in his latter years talking about our youth and the work we did on the farm. He often expressed his love for daughter,Jennifer, son Scott,and his grandchildren. He will also be remembered for his college days at N. C . State where he played Baseball and was all conference for four straight years! Jennifer,Scott, and family you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you and make his face shine upon you and may Vernon rest in peace.

    • Jeffrey S Strickland Posted October 18, 2022 12:37 pm

      Thanks Wayne for being there for my dad when he really needed a friend to talk to and lean on. He thought the world of you also.

  • Jimmy Strickland Posted October 18, 2022 1:16 am

    Rick, so sorry for your loss. I knew of Vernon a long, long, time ago.

  • Peggy Bracy Posted October 18, 2022 4:29 am

    So sorry for the loss of Vernon. May he rest in peace

  • Peggy Bracy Posted October 18, 2022 4:33 am

    Sorry for the loss of Vernon. He was a good brother-in-law. May the family find comfort in knowing that he is in God’s care without pain and sickness. May he rest in peace.

  • Ray Faulkner Posted October 18, 2022 9:12 am

    So sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. Scott, Jennifer and all the family are in our prayers. Vernon was a great man and he never missed a chance to let us Tar Heel fans know what a State man felt, May God grant you all peace, strength and comfort.

    • Jeffrey S Strickland Posted October 18, 2022 12:38 pm

      Thanks Ray for your kind words.

  • Debbie Shearin Thomas Posted October 18, 2022 9:12 am

    Sorry to see this Scott and Jennifer. Dads are very special.

  • Darnelle Averre Averre Posted October 18, 2022 6:51 pm

    Rickey, Sorry to hear about your brother. May God give you peace and understanding today and the days ahead.

  • Jimmy Jackson Posted October 18, 2022 9:59 pm

    Sorry about Vernon passing he will be missed

  • Ricky Pearce Posted October 19, 2022 11:08 am

    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. Our prayers are with you all. Ricky Pearce, Pearce Backhoe

  • Cynthia Washington Posted October 19, 2022 4:35 pm

    To Jennifer, Scott and all the family you have my sincere sympathy. Vernon is in peace now with no more pain! I am sure it will be a big screen tv up there so that he can watch all the NC State game and wearing that State shirt!

  • Faye Weaver Posted October 19, 2022 7:22 pm

    So sorry to hear if your fathers passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very sad time! Carl and Faye Weaver!

  • Mike and June Ellington Posted October 19, 2022 11:39 pm

    Scott and Jennifer, so Sorry for your loss, Love, Prayers and big Hugs to you and your families..

  • Andy Hicks Posted October 20, 2022 12:02 am

    Scott,and Jennifer sorry for your loss guys.Prayers are with you and your families stay strong

  • Bonnie Cottrell Posted October 25, 2022 7:02 pm

    Jennifer and Scott I was sadden to hear the passing of Vernon. I remember him from our softball days. aYou kids running around with my kids and others playing cupball. Memories made; forever remembered. Bonnie Cottrell momma of Bill snd Vi lie.

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