Gerald Wade "Chub" Stricklin, age 73, a resident of Galatia, passed away at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at his residence. Gerald was born July 13, 1945 in Harrisburg, in the Sommerset Community, to the late Arthur L. "Slim" and Frances Lee (Butler) Stricklin. Gerald was a retired coal miner with Sahara Coal Company, Arch Mineral Captain Mine and most recently a contractor. In October of 1996 he married Charlene Smith and she survives. Gerald was a member of the Benton Eagles Lodge #2898 and loved his grandchildren especially his great-grandson Reid.
Survivors include his wife Charlene; son, Jammie Stricklin and wife Denise of Galatia; daughter, Jill Marciano of Virginia Beach, VA.; 8 grandchildren: Paige Moulton and husband A.J. of Marion, IL; Jailyn Stricklin of Galatia; Arthur Austin Stricklin of Galatia; Zach Hogge, Chase Huddleston, Gage Marciano and wife Stephanie, Maci Marciano, and Van Marciano, all of Virginia Beach, VA. Great-grandchildren: Reid Walker of Galatia and Carter Marciano of Virginia Beach, VA. 1 sister, Mary Litten and husband Harold of Ephrata, PA; and 1 brother: Charles "Fuzz" Stricklin and wife Robin of Harrisburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister: Carolyn Sue Stricklin in infancy; and 2 brothers: Jim Stricklin and Lyman "Doc" Stricklin.
Services will be held 2 PM Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Dunning officiating. Burial will be in Tate's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM Saturday August 25, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel. For those who wish, donation may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois Blue East Team or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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